The deeply topical world of border crossings and migration studies spin innumerable stories and films. This stirring calibration of tales tells of unexpected invitations and ingenious disguises where universal ideas of hope and survival weave into the everyday lives of the individual. These stories span a frenetic search for hope amid Tokyo’s frenzied Shibuya Crossing, a human ram navigating the Iranian frontier, the search for familial solace on an idyllic Croatian island, the troublesome task of childminding while transporting illegal immigrants into the Netherlands and, of course, Lapland as a site for Nordic harmony through art.

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