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Make It Work

Daryll, Alba and Air find new ways to make ends meet after losing their jobs in the pandemic.
Make It Work

Make It Work - S1E1: Life Upended

04 Jul 2021 10:00pm
Daryll, Alba and Air find new ways to make ends meet after losing their jobs in the pandemic.

Make It Work

About the show:

CNA tracks three individuals in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore, as the global jobs crisis wreaks havoc in their lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Hong Kong, Alba loses her job as an air stewardess, forcing her to eke out a living making food deliveries. She hustles to find other options, while holding on to her dream of becoming a pilot.

In Bangkok, as borders close, and clients dry up, Air is sacked from her job as a business development director. She scrambles to set up a business selling chilli paste. But as she struggles to stay afloat, she keeps a brave face to stop her aged parents from worrying.

In Singapore, retrenchment forces Daryll to enter a new sector despite a steep pay cut. With a newborn and a condo to pay for, Daryll takes on part-time work. But the long hours take a toll on his body and force him to miss the key moments in his son’s life. 

Witness up close how a pandemic and the measures to fight it, touch the lives of ordinary people in three Asian cities.

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