The Family Affair
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Audio: English
Genre: Current Affairs

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 homes have radically changed, as the struggle for space invades into the family territory, so too has the concept of the family itself. 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 five families set across the Asian region, and record the five 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.

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