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Month: December 2017

CNN: Hong Kong’s unsung heroes: Mothers making the ultimate sacrifice

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/13/asia/domestic-helpers-hong-kong/

 

The film, which was funded by a Kickstarter project, hopes to raise awareness and appreciation for their self-sacrifice and for the enormous contribution they make to Hong Kong society.
“We kept hearing from the women that the main thing they would like is to receive a ‘thank you’ for the work that they do,” Joanna Bowers, the film’s director, told CNN.

Hashtag Legend – Joanna Bowers: The director behind Hong Kong film The Helper

http://hashtaglegend.com/post/oanna-bowers-director-hong-kong-film-helper

As a matter of fact, while there is a growing abundance of work around the issue of domestic workers in Hong Kong, not many focus on motherhood or on personal empowerment. By telling the stories of the migrant workers, “we tried to show how they positively impacted society, allowing many local women to enter the workforce but most of all, we tried to make a film that could resonate with audiences globally,” Bowers says.