Priyati her husband and two kids live in a 250 foot square home. Priyati arrived in Hong Kong from Indonesia as a domestic worker in 2004 got married became pregnant and was fired from her job.  Priyati’s son one-year-old Akhtar Ihtesham Rama during his afternoon nap, sleeps in the families shared bed. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Priyati her husband and two kids live in a 250 foot square home. Priyati arrived in Hong Kong from Indonesia as a domestic worker in 2004 got married became pregnant and was fired from her job. Priyati’s son one-year-old Akhtar Ihtesham Rama during his afternoon nap, sleeps in the families shared bed. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

 Akram Muhammad fled Pakistan after a dispute with the Pakistan army fearing for his life he left behind a wife, five daughters and son and spent 25 days traveling through china and then to Hong Kong by boat where he has lived in a 40 foot square room waiting for his refugee claim to be heard. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Akram Muhammad fled Pakistan after a dispute with the Pakistan army fearing for his life he left behind a wife, five daughters and son and spent 25 days traveling through china and then to Hong Kong by boat where he has lived in a 40 foot square room waiting for his refugee claim to be heard. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

 Newlyweds Mudassar Iqbal and his wife Kumaroh are expecting their first child sit in their 200 square foot home in Kam Tin . Mudassar Iqbal fled the war in Kashmir over religious reasons and his wife Kumaroh came to Hong Kong as a domestic worker. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Newlyweds Mudassar Iqbal and his wife Kumaroh are expecting their first child sit in their 200 square foot home in Kam Tin . Mudassar Iqbal fled the war in Kashmir over religious reasons and his wife Kumaroh came to Hong Kong as a domestic worker. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

 In 2007 Akhtar Muhammad Saeed fled Pakistan after a land dispute turned violent. His journey to Hong Kong took 10 days crossing over land through China then finally by boat from Shenzhen and for the past nine years he has been unable to return home or leave Hong Kong he has been stuck as refugee in country that doesn’t want him. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

In 2007 Akhtar Muhammad Saeed fled Pakistan after a land dispute turned violent. His journey to Hong Kong took 10 days crossing over land through China then finally by boat from Shenzhen and for the past nine years he has been unable to return home or leave Hong Kong he has been stuck as refugee in country that doesn’t want him. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

 Khosidatun and her son three-year-old Aayan Danish Mehmood in their 100 square foot home her and her husband pay CAN $590.00/month for. Khosidatun arrive in 2006 as a domestic worker got became pregnant and was fired and she has spent the last three years trying to get residency. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Khosidatun and her son three-year-old Aayan Danish Mehmood in their 100 square foot home her and her husband pay CAN $590.00/month for. Khosidatun arrive in 2006 as a domestic worker got became pregnant and was fired and she has spent the last three years trying to get residency. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

 Mohammed Rahis from India has been stuck in Hong Kong for the past 15 years living as a refugee and at times has had to work illegally to support his family of four. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Mohammed Rahis from India has been stuck in Hong Kong for the past 15 years living as a refugee and at times has had to work illegally to support his family of four. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

In this episode, award winning photojournalist John Lehmann and I talk about stakeholders, fixers, storytelling and the political paradox in Hong Kong.