GENRE: Documentary RUNTIME: 60 minutes LANGUAGE: Filipino/Tagalog Language YEAR: 2021
SYNOPSIS: Women leaving their homeland in order to work as caregivers planted the seeds for one of Canada’s largest immigrant groups: the Filipino community. For decades, Filipino women have left their own families in order to care for others’ kids around the world. This allows them to provide for their own children back home by sending remittances, and eventually reunite with them some years later as they become citizens of the country where they work. Courtesy to the live-in caregiver program, Canada is one of the preferred destinations for Filipino nannies. Nanny Magpakailanman? follows the lives of three characters at different stages of this process. Maria is new to Canada and has left her family in Manila in order to take care of two young boys in Toronto. Alma, who worked for years as a nanny, had her children in Canada and became a citizen a few years ago. And finally, there is Elaine, whose Canadian-born children have no idea of the sacrifices she endured while she worked as a nanny in Hong Kong and Vancouver, where she eventually became a nurse.
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