FAR AWAY LANDS is a voyage to the heart of the blue desert, a journey where the vast and the intimate stands along. On a cargo ship, a crew of eight, mostly young Dutch and Filipinos, forms an improbable community, tossed by the constant motion of goods and torn between a search for freedom and the nostalgia of exile. Rarely have we taken a closer look at those modern-day sailors, often eclipsed by the overwhelming presence of both the machines and the sea. Set between everyday life and fleeting reveries, this film will lead us on the wandering path, through the existence and experience of these men, striding across the limits of our world. Seeing the lands in the far distance, like a sailor’s vaporous dream, the desire for adventure slowly flirts with melancholy.