A Domestic Helper Gave Her All To Two Households. Now She Has No Home.


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It’s unfair. Everything she worked for could be gone forever.

Two households, two family albums, two of everything. One Charlie.

Charlie is a domestic helper in Hong Kong employed by a loving family to care for their home and children. She’s finally retiring. It’s an emotional roller coaster.

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She’s looking forward to returning home, and reconnecting with her grown son, now a man. But he’s become a stranger, distant, unfamiliar, and determined to live his own life, his way.

Her sacrifices, fear, homesickness, anxiety — the same emotions from 20 years ago rattle her again. If home is where the heart is, hers is a broken, broken home.

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Here’s how she realised that the boy and the home she loved wasn’t the same anymore.

But she was determined to make the best of it, because it was her homecoming.

Watch ‘Homecoming’ by KWOK Zune 郭臻 (Hong Kong) on Viddsee:

This short film is part of our HK Cinema, The Next Generation channel on Viddsee.

‘Homecoming’ won multiple awards: Best Student Short at the China Independent Film Festival, Gold Panda award for Students and Special Jury Award in Drama at the Sichuan TV Festival, Best Film in Fiction at the Trans-Chinese Film Academy Festival in Beijing, the Gold Award in Open Category at the HK Independent Short Film Video Awards, three outstanding awards at the China International (King Bonn) New Media Shorts Award including an award for the actress Melendez Violeta T, and the Audience Choice Award at the International Student FIlm And Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy.

That was a mouthful, but certainly well-deserved.

Here’s another look at motherhood. Watch this touching short film ‘Deadline’ on Viddsee.

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