This WIDE ANGLE case study explores the experiences of emerging Indian professionals who have been recruited into positions requiring long hours, late-night shifts, and Westernized work habits. The program reveals the human and cultural impact of a controversial yet essentially unstoppable global economic trend, examining its effect on Indian family life, on the evolving landscape of urban India, and on the aspirations and daily lives of young Indian citizens, especially women, as they enter the work force.
'Made in China' is often written on the clothes we wear, but under which circumstances are those cheap jeans and T-shirts actually made? China Blue takes a look behind the closed factory gates and gives the anonymous workers a face. Like young Jasmine, who endlessly snips away loose threads from completed jeans destined for the Western market. She is one of 130 million Chinese farmer's children who exchanged their rural life for a job in a factory: the world's largest migration wave.
Introduces female entrepreneurs who started their own businesses after being inspired by their own experiences with motherhood. By starting their own businesses many women find they can be full-time moms too.
The Nanny Business explores the domestic labour market that brings over 5,000 women to Canada every year to serve as caregivers. These women, mostly escaping poverty in the Philippines, need to support the families they have left behind. The nannies arrive in Canada under the government's "Live-in Caregiver Program" that gives them temporary visas, but stipulates that they must spend a minimum of two-years working and living in the homes of Canadian families before they can qualify for residency status. For many of these women that two-year period becomes a nightmare of long and gruelling workdays, below minimum wages and verbal and physical abuse.