Absentia – 2011 | Experimental Documentary Video | 10:05 mins

How do you provide contractual care when you truly care for someone unconditionally?

Victoria works as a carer in a facility for elderly people. She provides comfort to the deteriorating body and mind of her ageing clients. As a Filipina, her nature of care was shaped by her own culture and tradition where family pay respect by providing proper care for their elderly. Victoria with her beliefs and good intentions struggles with how the system facilitates care in western society. The experimental video documentary addresses the issue of factory nursing in aged care homes.

© Riza Manalo 2018