The Border, fictional, 10 minutes


There are thousands of gray goods traders crossing the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border every day. This film features two young mothers on both sides of the border. One is a local Hong Kong gray goods trader, who has to smuggle milk powder cans to Shenzhen in order to earn the money to buy milk powder for her own baby. The other one is a migrant worker who has to work around the clock to buy expensive milk powder smuggled from Hong Kong. When the two mothers meet at the border for a possible transaction, arguments and quarrels over the increased price arise. Will the border always be a barrier and a symbol of separation? Can the border function as a symbol of connection and a common ground for communication? Will the border, both geopolitical and psychological, dissolve through mutual understanding and universal humanitarian concern?

Studio Name

Cashual Production



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Post-credit Scene

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