Even the men cry on leaving and cling to their children at the airport. When the airplane lifted off, I felt as though my own body was being dislocated.

A woman in Negros Occidental, 1981 (CIIR, 1987)

Microdocumentary: Fathers who leave

2 minutes and 40 seconds

Language: Filipino with English subtitles

Jerry has been working overseas since 2001. New Zealand is his 6th country of destination. Just like other overseas workers, his sustained separation from his family is a constant struggle.