September is set in the Australian wheat-belt in 1968. Ed, the son of a white landowner, and Paddy, the Aboriginal boy whose family works on their farm, have been best friends for as long as they can remember. They spend their afternoons together being boys; laughing, reading, smoking and then building their own make-shift boxing ring in the wheat fields, where they spar each day and dream of future glories.However the winds of social change are blowing Ed is white and Paddy is Aboriginal and the shifting social and political climate threatens to fracture what was a rock solid friendship. The pressure of growing from boys to men in a complex and segregated world forces them to question their respective positions in life. They will inherit the lives of their fathers, that is, unless one of them does something to change their paths.