James, a black militant on the run, hides out in California’s San Joaquin Valley with Carolyn, an old friend from Berkeley, and Mary Lou, a farm worker organizer. The three are caught in a love triangle during the build-up to one of the largest Cesar Chavez marches in history. Tension rises as people from the fields, their leaders and supporters gather from all over the state. Both women have to balance romance against political commitment. James is dogged by fear, as the risk of his capture increases. The resolution contains surprises for all three.