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.
Bordering on fiction, Overseas considerss the role and reality of modern slavery for the Philippines within in a globalised world, while emphasising these women’s determination, sisterhood, and the strategies they find to face the ordeals that awaits them in the near future.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Marissa Begonia, director of The Voice of Domestic Workers.
London Migration Film Festival is an annual film festival that has been running since 2016. The aim of the festival is to challenge the narrow rhetoric on migration that often sees migration, and people on the move, framed in reductive and dehumanising binaries. The latest edition of the festival is taking place from 24-30 November 2022.
Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub