Director: Akio Fujimoto
Phuong, An, and Nhu are three Vietnamese women in their early 20s who become illegal residents in Japan, waiting to find a job to improve their lives. An contacts an intermediary agent to help them to find a job, but the agent takes them to a fisherman who only provides abode in exchange of work.
After enrolling at the Osaka Academy of Visual Arts, Akio Fujimoto (1988) worked as chairman of the student film selection committee at the Nara International Film Festival. He directed his first short film in 2013, Psychedelic Family, based on his own family, and moved to Tokyo for his first feature film, Passage of Life, co-produced by Japan and Burma. He received the Best Asian Future Film and The Spirit of Asia awards. He lives between Tokyo and Yangon and directs programs and documentaries for NHK.