"When I Am A Bird", immersed in the world of fortune tellers and ghosts, tells the story of the attempt to change one's fate. MuLa, a Kayan woman, refugee from Burma, has been living in Thailand for two years with her husband and all her sons. On the other side of the border her only daughter is left. The mother wants to bring her over to a better world. The time of waiting, full of anxiety and tension, sets the rhythm and the atmosphere of the film.