Between 1954 and 1975, Newfoundland's outport communities were encouraged to abandon themselves in exchange for financial aid and the promise of better services in centralized “growth” towns. It is Loam Bay’s schoolteacher, Abby Shea, who holds the deciding vote as she struggles with her own phantom attachment to the community, its citizens and its ghosts of times past. Cast of 1 woman and 4 men.