Jazz in Love tells the story of Jazz, a young man from Davao, Philippines, whose dream wedding is within reach, his German boyfriend has proposed. Because no law allows him to get married in the Philippines, he must fly to Germany and tie the knot there. One of the things that stand in his way is his inability to speak Deutsch. Meanwhile, his parents remain completely unaware of the radical changes that his life is about to undergo.
In the Sol Nascente favela on the outskirts of Brasilia, liquid gold sleeps beneath. Fearless Chitara has got a hold of a map of underground oil pipes, and embarks on a rebel against the everyday struggles. Her sister Léa who was recently released from prison is brought into the criminal enterprise named Gasolineiras de Kebradas, a group of all-female gang under the leadership of Chitara who are armed with rifles and refine illegally tapped oil in their own plant. A radical sisterhood of oil pirates fighting for community survival and economic independence rages on.
HSU took a non-traditional approach to make this documentary. She hired three real-life temporary workers to play themselves in an abandoned factory, which is both their stage and where they build a temporary home. They live on the edge in between the real and virtual world, between city and wilderness, and between family life and homelessness.