Passage of Life
Akio Fujimoto, 2017 (101m)
Several years after leaving Myanmar, Khin and husband Issace are living in Japan with their two sons, Kaung and Htet. They have settled down and are living a relatively comfortable life. However, despite repeated applications, they still have not been granted formal refugee status. After receiving a letter bearing bad news, Khin decides to return to Myanmar with the two boys. Issace, however, is unwilling to return home, and he decides to stay in Japan to earn some money for his wife and children and continue the formal immigration process. Split across two countries, all members of the family find themselves adjusting to a whole new way of life, particularly seven-year-old Kaung.