Online Film Screening

• Fri 27 – Sun 29 11 2020 •
Film-Work Come To Me, Paradise

2017 | 26’ | Documentary, Science Fiction | Philippines, Canada
Director: Stephanie Comilang
Language: Tagalog with English Subtitles

On Sundays, Central in Hong Kong city becomes a pivotal space for Paraiso and the three female care-giving protagonists, away from their employers' homes where they live and work full time. On weekdays this space belongs to finance and banking but on Sundays, from early morning to night, Filipina domestic workers occupy it and convert it into a communal place to relax over food, drinks, manicures, prayer, and dance. Only when the women gather in large number the signal turns strong enough to summon Paraiso, the ghost played by a drone, who would transmit their vlogs, photos, and messages back home. Raising questions around modern isolation, economic migration and the role of public space in both urban and digital forms, the film offers a commentary on the present from the point of view of the future.

Script: Stephanie Comilang
Camera: Iris Ng
Music: Why Be, Sky H1, Elysia Crampton
Voice of Paraiso: Emily Comilang
Award: Sobey Art Award