Based on a true story...
It is 1894 in the remote settlement of Bulawayo, in what later became Southern Rhodesia. Recent immigrants from Ireland, Morris and David Langbourne throw body and soul into rebuilding their previously devastated business. Between Morris' brilliant business acumen and David's almost limitless energy, their future looks very promising as they take massive financial and logistical risks and look forward to a booming business in the backwoods of beyond.
Then the unimaginable happens: disease, a devastating plague, unforgivable stupidity in political designs, war, and starvation. And if this wasn't enough, Morris makes a very simple mistake with exponential consequences. Yet these are the Langbourne brothers, and they refuse to be beaten.