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Date Time Venue
22/11 (Sun)   6:00pm   MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
6/12 (Sun) 3:55pm MOViE MOViE Cityplaza

Ismail Fahmi Lubis
Indonesia / 2020 / 89min
In Indonesian, Mandarin and English with Chi & Eng Sub

Working abroad as a domestic worker is a means for many women from Indonesian villages to improve their families financial well-being; yet the work allocation processes often present huge challenges and risks for these women. The film documents the plight of two workers and invites the audience to step into their shoes.

Director's Profile
Ismail Fahmi Lubis is a well-known Indonesian documentary filmmaker. His two feature films, The Evolution of Darwin's Theory (2014) and Tarling is Darling (2018), have been screened at many international film festivals.

Director's Note
In today's modern society, basic needs are often mixed with newfound wants. All kinds of products come at us in tantalizing ways. Consumerism may once have been something more prevalent in the cities, but has now crept into the countryside. Access to online media sources has shown those that once may have been uninformed, what is happening outside their village. As a result, many seek to be included in this outside world. In countries like Indonesia, where options for the unskilled are few, they venture abroad. It's their ticket to a perceived better life. But at what cost? I have chosen to tell this story to highlight the struggle that individuals, particularly women, face within Indonesia's work-force and family situation. And in doing so, I can explore issues such as gender equality. The women head off to work while the men stay home. What will this reversal of roles, result in? Do the men support it... or does it give them an excuse to have, another life? These are some of the questions I hope to find answers to.


Tickets will be available at screening venue and the Broadway Cinema Website from 23 October.

Ticket Price:$75 / $55*
*Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.


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