Overseas

Overseas
gender
economy
women in film
Sung-A Yoon
Belgium
2019
90min
Tagalog, Ilonggo, English
English & Hungarian Subtitles
International Competition

In the Philippines, many women choose to go work abroad as domestic workers or nannies to support their own families. Many feel forced to leave their own children behind and throw themselves into the unknown. In one of the training centers dedicated to domestic work that can be found in the Philippines, a group of trainees are preparing for both homesickness and the potential abuse lying ahead. During role playing exercises, they act out both the role of the employee and the employers. Overseas brings to light the question of modern servitude, while emphasizing these women’s determination, their sisterhood, and the strategies they utilize to face the ordeals that await them in the near future.

geoblocked to Hungary
limited no. of tickets
Producer: 
Isabelle Truc
Quentin Laurent
Hanne Phlypo
Editor: 
Dieter Diependaele
Camera: 
Thomas Schira
Sound: 
Kwinten van Laethem
Music: 
Frédéric Verrières
Production info: 
Iota Production
Distribution info: 
CAT&Docs Maëlle Guénégues maelle@catndocs.com https://www.catndocs.com
Awards: 
DocsBarcelona 2020 International Amnesty Catalunya Award Winner
DOXA 2020 Feature Documentary Award Winner
Tempo FF 2020 Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award
Warsaw FF 2019 Best Documentary Feature