25 Jun '17, 2am

Chance encounter leads to Lav Diaz’s new film on Filipino domestic workers in Singapore https://t.co/IkTYo2Dc3A

SINGAPORE: In 2004, acclaimed Filipino director Lav Diaz was holed up at Frankfurt Airport because of a blizzard. And for two whole days, he found himself in the company of a fellow stranded passenger — a Filipina domestic worker with a heartbreaking story to tell. “I met this Filipina who was in her mid-60s and she gave me drinks and food. We had fun for those two days and she took care of me like a grandmother. And then she told me her story,” he recalled. “She had worked for a German family for 35 years — and didn’t go home for 35 years. The magnitude of that decision was mind-blowing. For me, it was unfathomable how she dealt with that.” That serendipitous encounter became the inspiration for the 58-year-old’s latest film project titled Henrico’s Farm. Advertisement Advertisement Lav Diaz's Henrico's Farm, which stars Filipino actress Charo Santos-Concio, is about a do...

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