Greater Geneva and Western Switzerland

Saint-Genis-Pouilly : Overseas

20:00 projection 

21:30 discussion around the working conditions of domestic workers, in the presence of the filmmaker. 

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AsiaWomenLabour

Saturday 14 March

20:00

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

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Speakers

Julien Debonneville Author of a PhD thesis entitled "Les écoles de la servitude aux Philippines" (2016), Institute of Gender Studies, UNIGE

Sung-A Yoon Filmmaker

Moderated by

Sophie Helle

Competition - Creative documentary

Overseas

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

AsiaWomenLabour


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


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