Patrick is from Cork, Ireland. Marites is from Batangas in the Philippines. He lives in New York and works in construction; she lives in Dublin and works as a childminder. On the surface their lives are very different, but Patrick and Marites have a shared story: both are undocumented migrants. In this short documentary, Patrick and Marites open up about the lives they have built, the fear they experience daily, and the pain of being unable to see their families – especially at Christmas. The film also features Patrick’s family in Cork and Marites’ family in Batangas: three continents, two families, one shared story.
The film was pre screened in Dáil Éireann last Christmas with members of the Justice Committee and JFU coalition members.