Sunday, a Ugandan man, writes, directs and acts out scenes drawn from his experience as an asylum-seeker in Japan. He is not alone. Together with other members of his community and involving the Japanese people they meet along the way, a new narrative starts to emerge.
‘Sunday in Japan’ turns its subjects into filmmakers, using the film-within to understand their fears and aspirations, creating opportunities for insight into their situation, challenging our perspective about Japan and asylum-seekers, as well as empowering the characters to control their own narrative. Through fiction, there can be a cathartic imagining of impossible futures.