USA | 2016 | 28 minutes | Joyce Chen, Emily Moore

The story of a West African woman who left her five children in 2003 in order to come to the US and provide them with a better future.

"Refugee" will be presented with the feature film 8 Borders, 8 Days.

Director Biography

"Refugee" is Joyce Chen's and Emily Moore's directorial debut. Both Chen and Moore have backgrounds in commercial production. Joyce was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and now resides in Oakland, CA. Emily was born in Virginia, and currently lives in LA.

  • Director: Joyce Chen, Emily Moore
  • Principal Cast: Aicha Diop, Vallerie Fall, Lidy Fall, Sophie Fall, Elhadj Fall
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA, Senegal
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 28 minutes
  • Producer: Emily Moore, Joyce Chen
  • Screenplay: Ashley Billings, Joyce Chen, Emily Moore
  • Cinematographers: Matt Mitchell
  • Editors: Jamie Foord
  • Music: James Ascuitto
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Wolof, French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP