Ella pays homage to working class women, who’s jobs are to look after and even raise other people's children. They are responsible for maintaining and keeping a house together.
While being immersed in this type of employment, these women also have their own families to care for. This is a single mother with much pressure, but her determination to provide for her children drives her to get up every morning and go on a long, daily journey to another city, home, and reality. When she returns home to her children she is complete again. Present again. She does not loose faith that things will get better and will eventually see her family who live far away in another country.
This is a commemoration for her, for them...Based on true events.
I personally love this entrance because although it's not big or loud, it is still memorable. It represents the quiet, still moments before we start out day. For some of us, the only moments, we have to ourselves before we give up our time, energy and space to the busy lives we live. The first few shots frame her eyes with shadows, to highlight her inner world before the day begins. It's not shocking nor action packed, but it's a reminder that we all have those first few moments to ourselves, and that is universal.
Credits: Eddika Organista, Marina Hernandez, Shireen Alihaji, El Haru Kuroi