美好生活 beautiful life

美好生活

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

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美好生活阿芳要回家

Beautiful Life +阿芳要回家

26/10/2013

3/11/2013

7:30 PM

7:30 PM

KUC Space

北河街/福華街交界空地
Public area at the crossroad of Pei Ho street and Fok Wa street

眾聲日益喧嘩,人人劃地為牢,爭言本土;但「內」「外」之別,不是建起一幅高牆,便可定義、阻隔。

以十萬計的外籍家務工飄洋過海,離家盼望「美好生活」,撞上一個同樣不那麼「好景」的家庭,將是怎個模樣?印尼家傭來到之後,不止離開了家,連辦公處與家的界線,工作與休息的區隔都失去,先為還債努力,之後才能報孝。

「僱主家庭」同樣朝不保夕,頭上的壓力不得已要請一個外人來承擔。打工仔僱主與家傭各有互動,一進一退,有利害也有情感,也許已不算太壞?

要述說外籍家務工的處境,《美好生活》未必有答案,卻可以令我們由這點開始,加加減減,想像她們那最好到最差的狀況。

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
their families.

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.

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