JPFF Selection - LOST IN HOMELAND
Name of Film: LOST IN HOMELAND
Country Of Origin: Thailand / Germany
Directors Name: Ryan Anderson
Producers Name: Ryan Anderson OXLAEY MEDIA
Poets Name: Rossanee Nurfarida
Synopsis: LOST IN HOMELAND is a video poem read by the author Ms. Rossanee Nurfarida while stranded on a boat perched at the top of a four-story, urban house. Ms. Nurfarida’s current collection of poetry, "Far Away From Our Own Homes", was a Finalist for the 2016 South East Asian Writers Award. Lost in Homelandwas written in 2015 during the Rohingya refugee crisis when thousands of stateless Rohingya from Myanmar set out on old fishing boats seeking a better future. The video’s visual references to Islam extend the poem’s metaphor, commenting on southern Thailand’s Muslim minority as a people stranded in the country of their birth.