Come To Me, Paradise

(Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso)

Filipina-Canadian filmmaker Stephanie Comilang’s Come to Me, Paradise indirectly takes as its subject the increasingly documented struggle of migrant Filipina domestic workers in Hong Kong, whose occupation is characterized by rampant conditions of forced labor, exploitation, and human trafficking. The film conjures an intimate and complex portrait of the domestic workers’ everyday lives through examining the women’s ritual of digitally transmitting their stories and memories back to the Philippines at the end of each working week. A deft mixture science fiction and documentary, Come to Me, Paradise employs a tone that’s equal measures dissociative, casual, and understatedly spiritual.

Production Year

2017

Premiere

UK Premiere

Director

Stephanie Comilang

Countries

Canada Hong Kong

Dialogue Language

Tagalog

Primary Contact

Stephanie Comilang

Producer

Stephanie Comilang