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Amahs of Hong Kong, The (5/6)


This is also part of this series: Woman's Place, A - Short Stories Series (6)

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1996
Available in French: No

This film explores the lives of Filippino maids in Hong Kong. Forced by mass poverty and continuing economic crisis to leave their families and homeland behind, the amahs send 70 - 85% of their earnings back to the Philippines. The women often suffer horrific abuse from their employers, and the sacrifices they make are enormous, but so are the potential rewards: money to educate their children and to improve their own living when retired.

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