‘In different places, different thoughts emerge.’ Irish artists, Desperate Optimists (aka Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor) have spent three decades in England – raising their now nearly-adult daughter Molly, and putting down creative and personal roots.

In the Philippines, many women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. To do so, they leave their own children behind, before throwing themselves into the unknown. In one of the training centres dedicated to domestic work in the Philippines, a group of trainees are getting ready to face both homesickness and the possible abuses lying ahead.