Hebden Bridge Film Festival March 2021

OVERSEAS followed by live Q&A

Expired March 21, 2021 11:59 PM
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Suggested Watch Time - Film: Saturday 1:30pm - 3:05pm, Q&A with Marissa Begonia (The Voice of Domestic Workers) and Leeds Animation at 3:10pm - 3:40pm

Overseas brings to light the question of domestic slavery in our globalised world where everything including humans are a commodity. But Yoon's beautifully crafted and insightful documentary does not make her subjects passive victims. Eschewing the lazy choice of wall to wall narration, the women are given the time and space to speak for themeselves. Between the laughter and pathos, slowly we discover the individual and unique stories of each woman. Yoon's patient and rigorous filmmaking emphasizes their determination, sisterhood, and the strategies they find to face the obstacles that await them in the near future. Yoon is a major talent to watch out for.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    Tagalog with subtitles
  • Country
    Philippines/ Belgium
  • Rating
  • Note
    The film tells the story of Philippino domestic workers in their own words - and how the globalisation of labour resembles modern day slavery.
  • Director
    Sung-a Yoon
  • Screenwriter
    Sung-a Yoon
  • Producer
    Hanne Phlypo
  • Cinematographer
    Thomas Schira
  • Editor
    Dieter Diependaele
  • Composer
    Frédéric Verrières