Spanish Town, Jamaica, is one of the island’s oldest and poorest rural communities - it is also a war zone, where ordinary residents are caught between politicians and gangsters. Amidst this backdrop, Blossom Edwards is forced to take over for her Uncle as the family's primary breadwinner by driving his taxi cab, exposing her to the dangerous circumstances brought on by the impending election.
Life on a fourth floor tenement building in New York City’s Chinatown is invasively communal. Chinese immigrants live in a loft that has been divided into blocks of cubicles barely wider than a mattress. Here a very pregnant Mei struggles alone to safely give birth to her child and deal with the consequences of her husband's demands.