Singapore is a city-state with one of the highest concentrations of people in the world. It attracts many immigrants, especially from China. Some have lived in the region for generations and no longer speak their original language; others are new, and wrestle with a sense of rootlessness. In a series of confessions, urban dwellers tell significant passages of their personal stories. Motherland investigates the effects of migration on a very intimate, level, but never losing sight of its complex sociopolitical implications.