The Family Affair
The Family Affair - S5E5: Back Together Again
Revelations unfold and new challenges emerge as we revisit the families more than two months after our last visit. In Singapore, the Su boys are back at school but mother Lesley faces the possibility of losing her job. In Delhi the Guptas' isolation is brightened up by unexpected news. In Wuhan, Wang Bin wants to expand his business due to cheaper shop spaces but his wife objects.
The concept of the family is often intrinsically linked to the fundamental trait of being Asian. In fact, some research has even proposed that the Asian family is “an individual’s religious, economic, political, and social core”. But how much of this still holds true today?
Set in the world’s fastest growing region, Asian families are changing along with the economic landscape. In some, gender roles have been reversed. In others, societal needs have had an impact. Yet, in all parts of the region, the need to hold on to the family as the core of the Asian existence continues amidst this struggle.
In a world’s first, we bring our cameras into the homes of families across the Asian region, and record these families through the course of 2 weeks. We witness their conversations, their struggles, their aspirations, their conflicts – all in the name of maintaining the family core.