A short documentary I put together for practise. Stories are everywhere,so I might as well kill 2 birds with one stone. I’m still in the midst of setting it up the context and subtitle for this film!
In Singapore , it is common for the locals to have “maids” and unlike a term overseas , being labelled a maid is not an offensive term here. Usually , we call them by their names. But in my case , I called my maid “Kakak” as in ‘older sister’ in Malay. Calling her so meant that I respected her because it is in chinese culture to not call someone older by name.
Maids in Singapore usually stay long years caring and helping out with the household , mostly because both parents are working. Here’s the story of one maid in particular whom I love dearly.
I guess the main reason I want to do this is to tribute something to her. Here’s hoping she may lead a great life ahead.
Kakak Siti came when she was 23, and left our household when I was 23.
I will continue to edit this film after , so feedback will be great!