Ever since fleeing Myanmar as a child, Mu, a young Kayan woman, lives confined as a refugee and tourist attraction in Thailand. Soon after she becomes a single teenage mother, the U.N. initiates a resettlement plan for the refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border which creates an opportunity for potentially tens of thousands of people to start new lives in the USA.
Determined to pursue freedom for herself and her baby, Mu ruptures ties with her traditional mother, her culture and tribe to fulfill the requirements of the rigorous vetting process. Once she finally arrives in America, her romanticized ideas are challenged by the reality that unfolds. As Mu fights to adapt, she begins to wonder where her world truly lies.
Jessica W. Leung (Los Angeles, USA) has over two decades of production experience primarily in tv and film produced in the U.S. and China, where she worked with IMAX and independent film co-productions. In the U.S. she participated in numerous studio productions in Los Angeles and Austin with HBO, Paramount Studios, Warner Bros. and Disney Pictures.
Since 2001, Barcelona has been her primary base, where she has produced and directed independent video projects in support of artists, immigrants and people on the sidelines to promote more visceral connections and understanding of alternative perspectives.
Paco Beltrán (Barcelona, Spain) has an extensive artistic background in visual and scenic arts across diverse mediums ranging from photography, lighting design, to writing theater plays and participating in Zero Gravity Art and Science projects in Russia. He has traveled the globe working with experimental artists such as Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca, Albert Vidal, Simona Levi and Roger Bernat.
In 2006 he created DosVelas Pictures in collaboration with Jessica W. Leung and combined his technical experience with the creative in his directing work on music videos and both independent and commissioned documentary projects.