The Japan-born son of an illegal Thai immigrant faces deportation under Japan's increasingly conservative immigration policy. Filmed in careful detail, Prapat Jiwarangsan draws a portrait of the young man by scratching onto a photograph of his silhouette, a process that brings out his humanity more than an anonymous state statistic.

Films from Border Crossings

Filmmaker
Prapat Jiwarangsan
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Thailand
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
7’
Language
Thai, Japanese
Producer
Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn
Sales
Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn
Writer
Prapat Jiwarangsan
Cinematography
Prapat Jiwarangsan
Editor
Prapat Jiwarangsan