In the small town of Alton, on the other side of the "Dirty Mississip," the lives of ShaNeka and Gornian intertwine in an extraordinary tale of resilience, friendship, and coming-of-age. Growing up in the vibrant yet challenging 80s, their worlds are a mix of neighborhood bonds, house parties, and dances, shadowed by the harsh realities of their surrounding environments. Gornian, desiring more than a friendship is willing to set his insecurities and morals aside to get Neka. Meanwhile ShaNeka grapples with her temperament as she deals with betrayal and the dark secrets lurking behind closed doors. Despite their beginning they form an unlikely bond that serves as their beacon of hope amidst the tumult. Their youth is a blend of dark moments and softening support for each other. Along with their cliques, they learn to navigate the muddy waters of adolescence. However those water may have unexpected undercurrents. "Be Angry But Sin Not" is a testament to the human spirit's resilience, and the power to overcome.