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Rosario is a mother and sitter. She makes lunch for her working son and takes care of young Nima and Nancy, picking them up from school and spending time with them in the park. This sincere slice of life documentary short reveals the power of love and considers the importance of society’s caregivers.

  • Fumiya Hayakawa
  • Fumiya Hayakawa
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2019
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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Director Biography - Fumiya Hayakawa

Fumiya Hayakawa is a Japanese director and cinematographer. He graduated from Waseda University with a B.A. in Political Sciences.
His short documentary "Nana" was an official selection for JAPAN CUTS 2020 and winner of the Judge's Choice on Faces of Austin 2020. He is currently an MFA Film Production student at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Director Statement

What defines a family? This question arises from me when I moved to U.S.A and learned about domestic workers for the first time. Family is a really intimate and private matter in Japan whereas hiring domestic workers to take care of children is more common in the U.S. Also most domestic workers are immigrants.
I was born and raised in Japan, and had never lived apart from my family. It was natural for me to think about my family and working as an immigrant. Through this film, I wanted to portrait how this wonderful woman works as a domestic worker and how the relationship between her and the children she takes care of is beyond the work relationship.