A near-future Vietnam where a remote fishing village are eking out an existence under a repressive regime with a more hi-tech industry than has been the case previously. There’s a technical issue that is reducing output, and with a visit from government officials, the problem needs to be identified and fixed.
It turns out that a young immigrant worker, and her background, and desire for her story to be heard, are the issue.
A fairly bleak take on the pressures of technology, globalisation and repressive regimes, with a glimmer of light in the humanity at the end.
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