World Premiere at Reel Asian | A Piece of Paradise by Patrick Alcedo

November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival will host the world premiere of A Piece of Paradise, directed by YCAR Faculty Associate, Patrick Alcedo (Dance).

Film synopsis: A tribute to millions of Filipino foreign domestic workers, A Piece of Paradise is an intimate portrait of three Filipina women as they persevere to build their lives as immigrants and foreign domestic workers in Toronto, Canada. Norlyn, a personal support worker for a lady suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, struggles to raise her son as a single mother. Her older sister Betsy, an employee at a jewelry shop, takes on various part-time jobs to make both ends meet. And Em-Em, a nanny to daughters of a rich Jewish family, saves her salary in order to send money back home to her parents and older sister in the Philippines. Shot in three countries over a five-year period.

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