by Sung-A Yoon

How should you set up a table for dinner? How should you wash a baby? What can you do when your boss tries to rape you? Every year, 200,000 Filipino women pass through specialized training centres before leaving to work as domestic servants in New York, Dubai or Geneva. They go through a series of role-playing games, changing the scenario every day. This film gives a face to these invisible women, and captures their vibrant testimonies, where fear and excitement are mixed with sadness at the idea of leaving their own children. A documentary gem which interrogates the meaning of “work” today and pays tribute to these overwhelmingly brave women.

  • Section: Competition - Creative documentary
  • Original language: English & Tagalog
  • Subtitles: English & French

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Director(s)

Sung-A Yoon

Producers

  • Quentin Laurent
  • Isabelle Truc

World sales

  • Cat & Docs

Distributor

  • Catherine Le Clef

Duration

90'

Year

2019

Production country

Belgium & France

Saturday 7 March

17h00

Aula de l'école des Vergers (Meyrin)

cancelled

Sunday 8 March

10h00

Cinéma Rouge&Noir

cancelled

Tuesday 10 March

20h45

Grütli - Salle Langlois

cancelled

Wednesday 11 March

19h30

Salle communale de Satigny

cancelled

Saturday 14 March

20h00

Théâtre & Cinéma Le Bordeau (Saint-Genis-Pouilly)

cancelled

Sunday 15 March

16h00

Espace Pitoëff - Théâtre

cancelled


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