Video: My Mother, Your Nanny

Posted by admin on Nov 8th, 2009

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My Mother, Your Nanny explores the effects of separation between Filipino nannies and their biological children. It documents the struggles that the mothers endure as they move halfway across the world in order to provide for their families back home. While raising another family’s children, these mothers are absent in the upbringing of their own offspring. This absence results in alienation between mother and child; they become strangers. This documentary questions how much Canadian society values the work of its caregivers, who are treated with a lack of respect and dignity because Live-In Caregiver programs fail protect their most basic rights. Filipino nannies are ready to speak out, and it is time that they are heard.

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