Paraiso, an all-seeing drone spirit, is summoned every Sunday into the heart of Hong Kong where Filipina migrant workers gather to socialise. As the women claim the public space, Stephanie Comilang’s sci-fi documentary considers social connections in today’s age of economic migration and modern technology.
The other films shown within Border Crossings
The New World, Episode OneGhalia Elsrakbi, Lauren Alexander IFFR 2018 11′
In this desktop film, the history of Arab immigrants to the US is evoked through archival material of ordinary people and the melancholy songs that guide them.
Sewing BordersMohamad Hafeda IFFR 2018 25′
Through personal tales of displacement, Beirut residents personalise different maps of the city and region by sewing borders onto them.
Destination NowherePrapat Jiwarangsan IFFR 2018 7′
The Japan-born son of an illegal Thai immigrant faces deportation. Scratching into a silhouette on a photograph, a portrait is created and filmed in careful detail.
Disintegration 93-96Miko Revereza IFFR 2018 6′
Living in the USA illegally for over 20 years, Miko Revereza reflects on his family's relocation from Manila to Los Angeles in this introspective essay film.