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Digital Short Films by Three Filmmakers
No Day Off
 
Director_ Eric Khoo
 
Korea 2006 39min Digi-Beta color shorts Fiction
Overview

charts four years in the life of Siti, a young woman who leaves her husband and baby boy in a remote village in Sulawesi to work as a maid in Singapore. The narrative unfolds through her perspective and captures her trials and tribulations as she works for three different families in Singapore.

Review

Maids are an emotive issue in Singapore. Two decades ago, they were a rare breed in Singapore. Today, one in seven families has one. And the fact of the matter is, many Singaporean families have no idea how to treat their foreign domestic workers. Many see maids as commodities - they hire them, work them and send them home. They ignore the fact that many of the thousands of foreigners who look after their children, cook and clean for them have left behind their own families. There are many things I hope to explore with - Is Singapore a Maid-to-Order society? Are we really that callous? But more importantly, I hope to explore the person, the individual behind the maid who scrubs our floors, feeds and bathes our children and leaves among us. What are her hopes, dreams? What has she sacrificed?

CREDIT
  • DirectorEric Khoo
  • ProducerTan Fong Cheng, Freddie Yeo
  • ScreenplayEric Khoo, Wong Kim Hoh
  • CinematographyJason Tan
  • Art DirectorSabrina Yeong
  • EditorDerek Ho, Rayner Lim
CastSyamsiah
DIRECTOR
Eric Khoo
 
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