導演 : 陳浩倫｜語言： 粵語、英語及印尼國語對白，中英文字幕｜香港 / 2012 / 25分鐘 / 彩色
directed by: Chan Ho Lun |
language: cantonese / english / bahasa indonesian (with chinese and
english subtitles) |
2012 / hong kong / 25 mins. / color
voices and noises is coming up everywhere, people are turfing up their
own prison, and talk of locality. however, who is in and who is out
could not be defined or segregated by walling up.
hundreds of thousands of foreign domestic workers left home and
travelled across the oceans, hoping for a “beautiful life”. what would
happen if they come into a not so well-off struggling family? when the
indonesian domestic workers came here, they didn’t just left home, the
line between the workplace and home; work and rest, were taken away from
them. also, they have to feed their debtors before they could feed
life is also hard for the “employing family”, both the parents have to
work to make ends meet, so someone has to be found to take care of the
family. there are dynamics between the worker-employer and the domestic
worker, pushes and pulls, a tug of interests and emotions. maybe, it’s
not the worst already?
talking about the situations that the domestic workers are facing,
“beautiful life” might not have an answer, but as a starting point, with
exploration and understanding, we might be able to consider their best
and worst situations.