Title

At home in public: Intimacy and belonging among Filipina and Indonesian migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong in Ani Ema Susanti's Effort for love (2008) and Moira Zoitl's Exchange square (2007)

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Effort for love
Exchange square

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Literature, Department of

Document Type

Article

Source Title

Plaridel

Volume

16

Issue

2

First Page

161

Last Page

181

Publication Date

7-1-2019

Abstract

This article discusses how Filipina and Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong claim and transform transnational sites as portrayed in Ani Ema Susanti's 2008 short documentary film Mengusahakan Cinta [Effort for Love] and Moira Zoitl's documentary video series Exchange Square (2007). The films depict how Indonesian and Filipina domestic workers negotiate precarious working and living conditions by deploying forms of intimacy, through their social practices and alternative sexualities, that enable them to gain agency in finding their own community and sense of belonging. This article argues that while their relationship to both private and public spaces in Hong Kong is transformed, these migrant women also actively transgress the borders of private and public spheres and personal and political realms. © 2019, University of the Philippines, College of Mass Communication.

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Disciplines

South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies

Keywords

Foreign workers, Filipino--Hong Kong--Social conditions; Foreign workers, Indonesian--Hon Kong--Social conditions; Women household employees-- Hong Kong--Social conditions

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