Sunday, February 15, 2009
Caregiver brings to the fore the challenges and triumphs of those legions of our countrymen who give of themselves beyond the call of duty. Watch the full trailer:
Along with Sharon, the movie also stars John Estrada, Rica Peralejo, Jhong Hilario, Boots Anson Roa, Mickey Ferriols, Lotlot de Leon, John Manalo, Makisig Morales, and Monique Wilson. It was directed by Chito S. Roño. The caliber of this movie is such that was awarded an “A” rating by the Philippine Cinema Evaluation Board. A film about the life of a Filipino in United Kingdom hit the big screen. Sharon played the role of a Filipina teacher who worked as a caregiver in London, United Kingdom in search for greener pasture for his family.
Can you imagine the feeling of working abroad, caring for other person's children while your own children is living alone in care of another person? That's something that most people do not understand. It's not easy to work abroad while you worry what you're family is doing back home. You take care of other person while you can't even take care of your own family. These are the things many Filipinos sacrificed just to give their family a better life.
The song Paalam Na (Goodbye Now)is the soundtrack from the blockbuster movie “Caregiver”. After that fleeting period of excitement, she experiences the hard challenges every Filipino caregivers face every day: the icy weather, the dirty work, the difficult patients.
Here is the music video for the film, sang by Sharon herself “Paalam Na” (Goodbye Now). This is gonna be the theme song for many of our fellowmen who are apart from their families.