He Was Old Enough To Be Her Father. But She Loved Him.


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Sticking eyes on to dolls wasn’t her idea of a better job, but this Mainland Chinese lady stayed on in Singapore. Then she found love.

But if home is where the heart is, Xiao Jing had to give up her idea of home when she found herself widowed, without family or a support network.

In this heartfelt confession, speaks very candidly and very movingly about why she came to Singapore in search of a better life, the harsh realities of discrimination, loneliness, living as a widow, and her idea of home.

Watch ‘Motherland: Xiao Jing’ by Sherman Ong on Viddsee:

Sherman is a Singapore-based filmmaker, photographer and visual artist. This documentary is part of Sherman’s ongoing series that explores the cliché of diaspora.

Here’s another fascinating documentary, ‘Destiny’ by Grace Chew, about three Vietnamese women and their hopes to marry foreign men for a better future

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