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In the Philippines, women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. In order to do so, they frequently leave their own children behind, before throwing themselves into the unknown. In one of the many training centres dedicated to domestic work in the Philippines, several trainees prepare themselves for homesickness and for the possible abuses that they may endure. During role playing exercises, they play both the role of the worker as well as that of the employer. Bordering on fiction, Overseas brings to light the question of domestic caregiving in our globalized world, while emphasizing these women’s determination, their sisterhood, and the strategies they find to face the obstacles that await them in the near future.

Special Mention - Tempo DocFest 2019

Audience Award - Punto de Vista 2019

Best Director Award - Premiers Plans - Angers Film Festival 2019

Jury selection for Best Documentary Feature - Hamptons International Film Festival 2019

Best Documentary Award - Warsaw Film Festival 2019

Amnesty International Catalunya Award - Docs Barcelona 2020

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    Tagalog, English, Ilongo
  • Country
    Belgium, France
  • Director
    Sung-A Yoon