It is London, 1985. Life for Walter and Agnes Easmon is quiet, comfortable, and routine -- a far cry from their existence 13 years earlier in Sierra Leone. Walter works in a factory, while Agnes sells makeup. Their British born son, Kobna, and his best friend, Dean, do their best to dodge local thugs while Walter and Agnes are working. But, when Walter's brother Valentine arrives to stay with them, his passion for life changes everything. Valentine brings the arts with him, sparking a love for music in Kobna. "In the Long Run" shows what family, home, and community really means.