After living for several years in the United States, a group of men are deported and forced to return to the Azores, their homeland, a place where they do not feel they belong to either.
AWARDS: Best Portuguese Feature. Panazorean International Film Festival/ Jury Special Mention. Festival of Migrant Film
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: DocLisboa/ Cinéma du Réel/ Panazorean Film Festival/ Immigrants Assistance Center/ Largo das Residências/ Plateau - Festival Internacional de Cinema/ Semaine du Cinéma Lusophone/ Festival2Valenciennes/ Festival of Migrant Film/ Amostram'isse/ Tchok en Doc/ Centro Cultural Português da Praia/ Traces de Vies - Rencontres du Film Documentaire/ Festival Documentaire Images De Justice/ Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra/ University of Massachusetts Dartmouth/ Amigos da Terceira
Deported. An island to return to
Deported from the USA, where they were raised and lived, these men are forced to go back to their motherland, the Azores, due to felony convictions.
With no expectations of finding a new life, in an island to which they no longer belong, they slowly wilt away in internment centers.
Amongst faraway memories, abandoned hopes and the physical distance of their dear ones, the paradise island slowly becomes an open sky jail.