Lien dreams of art school but is trapped by the debt her family took on to escape their home country and build a new life. She struggles to lift herself and her family out of poverty but this is near impossible given they’re the unseen and unvalued in society. Lien secretly takes on escort work, saving to pay her way through art school, but the burden of this threatens to extinguish her dream and self-belief. She meets Omar, an undocumented person who sees Lien for who she is and through their friendship she gains the affirmation she’s been seeking.

Writer | Director: Lotus Hannon. Producer: Chi Thai.