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In Sony's World

When a domestic worker travels home to Nepal, her employer accompanies her and gains an insight into a different world.
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2013 09:13

Sony is a domestic worker from Nepal who cleans and cooks for Nadwa, a Lebanese woman in Beirut.

When Sony has saved enough money to travel home for a visit to see her daughter and family, Nadwa decides to accompany her.

"When people heard I wanted to travel with Sony, their first reaction was: What's wrong with you? Why are you going there? It's a very poor country. How are you going to cope with living in their houses? But this didn't stop me. On the contrary, I was very excited to know more about Sony's country, her life, her village and home. Her family and their way of life," Nadwa says.

This film follows Sony and Nadwa as they travel from Beirut to Kathmandu, and from there into the mountains to the remote village of Sony's birth.

It is an eye-opening experience for Nadwa as she learns about the altogether different world from which Sony comes.

Nadwa says: "The few days I spent in Nepal helped me learn things about Sony that I hadn't the chance to learn during her four years with my family .... Even though this is a different country, with different traditions than mine, some things are the same no matter where you go."

 
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