Fotograf Magazine

Stephanie Comilang

Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to me Paradise)

Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me Paradise) is a science fiction documentary set against the backdrop of Hong Kong, where Filipina migrant workers occupy Central on Sundays. The film is narrated from the perspective of Paraiso, a ghost played by a drone, who speaks of the isolation of being uprooted and thrown into a new place. Paraiso awaits her reprieve every Sunday when she is finally able to interact with the women and feel her purpose – which is to transmit their vlogs, photos, and messages back home. The rest of the week, Paraiso is forced back into isolation and is left in an existential rut.

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