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Migrant workers respond to comments about them

Migrant workers respond to comments about them

Familiar Strangers is a campaign to both collect and share the stories of low-wage migrant workers in Singapore. Last week, the came up with this video which can be seen as a variation on Homeless people read mean tweets from last year. The homeless version was meaner and merely was about negative reactions. In this video the same interview style is used. The Singapore non-profit asked migrant workers to read comments about them.

We often talk about others. In Europe it is now about refugees and in this video it is about migrant workers. But have we ever wondered how these people would react to these comments when they see them? In this video, both negative and positive comments are presented.

We strive to provide numerous platforms for them to tell their own stories, in their own words and other means of expression, such as through photos and videos.

In contrast to the homeless version is this video very balanced. Somewhat cautious and shy too, though. But it’s exactly what the organization has in mind, making the invisible migrant worker visible. And the video is just one small part of their. They have a very good website and social media strategy with a growing about of stories. Because that’s what is it basically, storytelling all written in the migrants own words.

This is one story from their Instagram account:

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