This is a story of two Australian families – the Gibsons and the Smiths – brought together by love.
Charlotte Gibson is an Aboriginal lawyer with a growing media profile. Her father, Ray, was a prominent activist turned politician who has now retired, together with his wife Joan, to a comfortably upper-middle-class life.
Their other daughter, Rose, is a successful fashion designer with her own brand and is married to former footballer, now banker, Sonny Jones.
Francis Smith is Charlotte Gibson’s fiancé and is an experimental classical composer. His father, Dennison, was a prominent conservative politician who has now retired, together with his wife Marie, to a comfortably upper-middle class-life.
It’s Christmas and the two families are about to meet at the Gibson family’s holiday home. Nothing goes smoothly.
Pictured: Melodie Reynolds-Diarra, Geoff Morrell, Tony Briggs. By Prudence Upton.