Tearing Our Families Apart
This film examines what happens when international borders come into conflict with true love and follows the story of four families united by their desperate struggle to live together and witnesses some of their repeated nightmare separations.
In order for a non-EEA (European Economy Area) spouse to be granted permission to live with their UK citizen partner, that partner must be earning a certain level of income, even if they have children together. This requirement has led to many families being split up, with children being raised by a single parent.
This heart wrenching documentary, follows the lives of four families, torn between the United Kingdom on one hand, and Thailand, Taiwan, South Africa and Russia on the other. From the joy of finally being back together again, to the sheer agony and tears caused by regular goodbyes.
International rights: Orange Smarty