Help is on The Way (2020) by Fahmi Lubis

Help is on the way

Location: Het Ketelhuis, Amsterdam.


Film director: Fahmi Lubis | Year: 2020 | Runtime: 90 min 

Genre: Documentary | Subtitle(s): English | Language(s): Indonesian


Within the corrupt systems of recruitment, training and placement, millions of rural Indonesian women place their hopes and dreams in domestic care roles overseas. Can competent help be delivered when the path is broken?

Help Is On The Way brings to the screen a busy nanny school in Indramayu, West Java, that prepares women to work overseas as domestic workers. Every year, hundreds of women like Sukma, Meri, Muji and Tari are recruited by local agents who are remunerated after successfully seeing their recruits enrolled in local training centres. They are among the many women from rural areas aspiring to work in countries like Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. They enrol in a school and learn language skills and elderly care, preparing themselves for the work they will undertake overseas while completing their paperwork and waiting for placement.


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