Greener Pastures

Greener Pastures explores the people who have left home to find better opportunities in a new country. Why did they want to go ? Is it worth leaving everything behind ? What challenges do they face ? How will their hopes, dreams and realities come together ?

有人为了追求更好的生活,有人为了寻找更宽阔的天空,每一个离家的人,都有他们出走的原因。为了美好的憧憬,他们离家出 走到另一个国家生活,他们放弃了什么?而在新的起点,他们又面对了 什么挑战?所付出的代价是否值得?梦想和现实,是否挂钩?


Genre: Documentary, Reality, Culture
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Year: 2018

Duration: 9 Episodes x 60 Minutes
Territory/Rights available: Worldwide, excluding Singapore
Show Format: HD
Produced by: The Moving Visuals Co

Episodic Details

Episode 1- Hong Kong and Taiwan:
Hong Kong’s current situation has frustrated its people, prompting many to flee the country. Taiwan has become the first choice for many Hong Kong’s citizens because of less stressful environment. Meanwhile, there are also those who have “returned” to Hong Kong after migrating.


Episode 2- Malaysia:
Today, there are more than 20 million refugees worldwide and they are forced to seek temporary shelter in different countries. In Malaysia, there are more than 90,000 refugees in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur alone. They are barely surviving despite their best efforts to eke out an existence in a foreign land.


Episode 3- Taiwan and Singapore:
A survey shows that 80% of Taiwan’s working population wants to work overseas and Singapore is their most popular destination. Singapore is chosen not only for the higher wages, but also for the opportunity to study English, broaden their horizons and a chance to become more independent.



Episode 4- Korea:
The coveted dream of being a K-pop star has prompted many young hopefuls to leave home for Korea, waiting for their big break. Beyond the glamour, what sacrifices do they pay for this dream?



Episode 5- China:
Increasingly, the Chinese have found romance and love with foreigners. When a foreigner enters a marriage with someone of another nationality, its a new chapter in their lives. What kind of price can one expect to pay for such a seemingly romantic union?


Episode 6- Bangladesh:
Chronic flooding in Bangladesh Bhola Island has forced many people to flee their homes. What lies ahead for these refugees? For them, life is a constant guess between which will arrive first:  the waters or a better tomorrow?


Episode 7- New York (USA):
The United States. The Promised Land for many around the world who are willing to leave home for the American Dream. Many take the risk of entering the US via illegal ways. What challenges do they face? How hard is the life of undocumented immigrants? What is the price to pay for pursuing their dreams?



Episode 8- Cambodia:
Many volunteers leave their comfort zones for unfamiliar territory. They seek to improve the lives of others, not knowing their lives will be changed too. What challenges do they face, and are they psychologically prepared?



Episode 9- Spain:
Barcelona, Spain. A city that celebrates the arts. Every corner is coloured with passion and originality. The city attracts many people who wish to pursue their artistic aspirations. These artists have made much sacrifices. On this path to success, what trials do they go through?