The Helper

2018 • 103 minutes
3 reviews
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The Helper chronicles stories from Hong Kong’s migrant domestic workers, exploring their immense contribution to society in the face of heartbreaking separation from their loved ones. The Unsung Heroes choir of Filipina helpers rehearse I Wish I Could Kiss You Goodnight to perform at Clockenflap music festival. Will they be ready for the spotlight? Can they balance their dreams with the reality of their maternal sacrifices? Helper/mountain climber Liza trains to return to the Himalayas to attempt to summit Island Peak. Her determination has enabled her to traverse constraints of her position, but is her indefatigable spirit enough to get her to the top? Indonesian former helper Nurul, is a new mother, ensnared within the legal and immigration system with only NGOs keeping her afloat. Will she win her legal battle despite odds being stacked against her? Can she provide a future for her daughter? These are women, wives and mothers, confronting the impossible to achieve the extraordinary.
3 reviews
Will Li
December 21, 2018
Working outside one's own country is a hot topic for many immigrants. I wish they are doing well and earn both the money and respect from their employers by their hard work, intelligence, grace and moral strength.
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