The Helper Documentary
Hong Kong’s army of helper are helping us out everyday to raise our family and to allow us to develop our careers without having to think twice about what is happening at home. For most of them, they left their country to create a better future for their families.
THE HELPER documentary will highlight the sacrifices and struggles of migrant domestic helpers working to create a better future for the children they left at home.
We will follow The Unsung Heroes, a choir of migrant domestic helpers living and working in Hong Kong, as they rehearse ‘I Wish I Could Kiss You Goodnight’, a song with a poignant message to the children they’ve left behind in Indonesia, the Philippines and their other home countries.
The film will explore the varied individual stories of the women in the choir, two-thirds of whom are mothers. Peeling back the veneer of their daily routines, we will explore the hardships and exploitation they suffer, their vulnerability within their adopted city and ultimately the challenges they are determined to overcome to provide a better life for their families.
The finale of the film will see the choir take to the main stage on the Sunday night of the famous Clockenflap music festival in Hong Kong and share their song with an audience of thousands.
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