program

FILME

Overseas

Peste mări

67 films in 10 categories
Sung-A Yoon
Belgium, France
90'


2019
Photo Film

V.O.

Filipino, English

subtitles

Romanian, English

Original Title

Tickets

Overseas

CATEGORY

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

synopsis

Intended not as an intricate investigation into modern slavery, to which many Filipino women who emigrate in order to work as servants fall victim, Yoon Sung-A’s documentary approaches the subject from a less trodden perspective. The film focuses on the preparations undergone by the candidates who predominantly seek jobs in the Middle East, during which the women live together and learn the basics of their new career, from serving meals to how they should react to a potential attempt of assault by their employers. Little by little, the women’s personalities begin to take shape, with each of their life-stories – unique, but at the same time similar to those of their colleagues – piecing together the sombre picture of the circumstances that many Filipino women find themselves in. (by Liri Alienor Chapelan)

* Adopted by: LAURA ȘTEFĂNUȚ

awards and festivals

Hamptons International Film Festival 2019 - Golden Starfish Award for Documentary Feature / Locarno International Film Festival 2019 / Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) 2019 / Warsaw International Film Festival 2019 - Best Documentary Feature

distributor

CAT&DOCS

POSTER

Main sponsor: Kaufland
Tickets: Eventbook
Mobility Partner: Autonom
Logistic partner: DHL
Digital Partner: Canopy
Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Center Bucharest

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