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OVERSEAS

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Directed by Yoon Sung-A
Belgium, France, 2019
Documentary
      Tagalog
      English & 6 more

Synopsis

In the Philippines, women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. In one of the many training centers dedicated to domestic work, a group of trainees are getting ready to face both homesickness and the possible abuses lying ahead during a series of role-playing exercises.

Our take

From Errol Morris to The Act of Killing, cinema often uses reenactments to conjure the past. Yoon Sung-A goes further, observing Filipino women role-play in anticipation of what awaits them. Revealing how fear is rooted in historical trauma, Overseas is a triumph of empathy, dignity and sisterhood.

Synopsis

In the Philippines, women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. In one of the many training centers dedicated to domestic work, a group of trainees are getting ready to face both homesickness and the possible abuses lying ahead during a series of role-playing exercises.

Trailer
OverseasDirected byYoon Sung-A
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2019

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