A new documentary on Hong Kong’s domestic workers has gotten off to a strong start, raising US $12,430 in the first few days of its Kickstarter campaign.
The film’s makers hope to shed light on the “sacrifices and struggles of migrant domestic helpers working to create a better future”.
The documentary will follow a choir of domestic workers in Hong Kong called the “Unsung Heroes” as they prepare to perform “I Wish I Could Kiss You Goodnight”, a song about leaving their children behind to provide them with a better life.
The performance will take place at Hong Kong’s biggest music festival Clockenflap in November.
The creators hope to earn US $80,000 through the fundraiser, which is open until September 18.