Ep. 6 - Heartbound

What is marriage migration?
By TVO Podcasts - Published on November 22, 2018



“It’s undignified to live a life of poverty. It’s also undignified to live a life of loneliness. And I think that’s where I throw my anchor, as a human being, to the people I film.” — Janus Metz

Twenty-five years ago, there were no Thai women living in Jutland, a northern region of Denmark. Today, there are more than 900 — all women who migrated there after marrying Danish men. Anthrolpologist Sine Plambech and filmmaker Janus Metz spent 10 years documenting the lives of these couples. Colin sat down with the duo during their film's screening at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about migration marrriages. Are they really about love, or are they simply a convenient arrangement? Can they be both?

Guests: Sine Plambech and Janus Metz. Host: Colin Ellis, Producer: Chantal Braganza, Technical Producer: Matthew O'Mara, Production Coordinator: Caitlin Plummer, Podcast Manager: Hannah Sung.

Credit: Magic Hour Films and Metz Film in co-production with Upfront Films, BALDR Film, Vilda Bomben Film and Film i Väst.