A murder on an exotic South Pacific island. A colony of political and religious exiles, cut off from the rest of the world in some peculiar social experiment. Overseen by manipulative French gendarmes, they play out the conflicts and struggles of the mid-20th century as weird games and fantasies. Amandla Salaam is a 50-year-old woman caught up in a poisonous paradise. Pursued by her maniac husband, haunted by memories of her mother and children, she searches for inner peace and meaning to her life. The schooner is late; the islanders are angry; and the starving exiles are on the point of revolt. We enter a scene of superficial calm and tolerance, but are swiftly dragged into a nightmare world of manhunts, plots and fanatical insanity. Amandla Salaam is an allegory of the 20th century and of mankind's self-imposed exile from its spirit and humanity.