Girl In The Water| 19mins
Director: Jeppe Ronde & Woo Ming Jin | Producer: Patricia Drati, Tine Fischer, Edmund Yeo
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United States
This short fiction film is about a Thai woman, Fern, who comes with her husband and child to Malaysia as a refugee in search of work. Something happens during their journey by sea, and only Fern makes it to the final destination. She starts a new life, living in a house by the sea and working as a collector of a rare Chinese delicacy- bird's nest. One day Fern finds a baby by the beach, and takes it as her own. Soon, this action culminates into a climax that will take Fern back to her own cycle of life, and 'rebirth' of sorts.