François's father falls victim to the Time Master, who tyrannizes him into compulsively burying himself in work at the expense of everything else—even the basic needs and happiness of his son. But the Time Master wasn't counting on François's courage, or his resolve to stop at nothing to defeat the enemy nestled inside his father's soul.
To apply for asylum, Refugee 214 must tell his story. With him in the
room are a man from his new country, and the shadows of four loved
ones who did not survive the journey. 214 reveals how he and his
younger sister fled their homes and set off toward the border; how
they met and suffered with friends, and lost them; and how the plight
of the refugee is an experience that erases differences between
individuals, even as it threatens to erase the individuals
themselves. The only one left to tell the tale, 214 swallows his
fears and relates what he and the shadows saw and did, in the hope
that his life and the lives of the others won't have been in vain.
Creators Zabus & Hippolyte present an intimate and heartrending look
at one fictional refugee's story, while encompassing the larger
plight of displaced people.