The End Of This Video Will Make You Think Twice About Housemaids

 

Rumah Sendiri

Many middle-class households in Southeast Asia hire maids. Many of us grew up with maids. They’re not a luxury, but more of a necessity.

They are the unsung household heroes of our time. They keep our homes and lives running.

Enter this film by Daniel Hui that follows the life of a housemaid from the beginning of the day.

The almost excruciatingly slow pace of most of the scenes, from her entering a dark and quiet house in the early morning, to picking out the weeds of the garden makes this feature a stunningly thought-provoking art piece.

Watch ‘Rumah Sendiri’ by Daniel Hui:

It’s worth watching to the last scene for the heart-to-heart with the housemaid to learn about her backstory in just minutes.

Daniel’s film is part of our Singapore Short Cuts channel on Viddsee.

Watch this awesome film ‘Closer Apart’ by Jason Lee, about a dad does something drastic when his family become strangers to him.

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