02 Dec A Piece of Paradise
Directed by Patrick Alcedo, A Piece of Paradise is a feature-length documentary offers a tribute to millions to Filipino foreign domestic workers. Documented over the course of five years in three countries, A Piece of Paradise follows the intimate lives of three Filipina women as they persevere to build their lives as immigrants and foreign domestic workers in Toronto, Canada.
“Norlyn, a personal support worker for a lady suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, struggles to raise her son as a single mother. Her older sister Betsy, an employee at a jewelry shop, takes on various part-time jobs to make both ends meet. And Em-Em, a nanny to daughters of a rich Jewish family, saves her salary in order to send money back home to her parents and older sister in the Philippines.” A Piece of Paradise recently had its world premiere at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival on November 18, 2017. Link