Nous sommes ravies de pouvoir participer au 10ième Luxembourg FilmFest et ceci avec un film dont le sujet nous est très particulièrement cher cette année: le travail et l’esclavage domestique moderne.
Le 6 mars avec une exposition de livres du CID sur le sujet.
Belgium, France , 2019 / 90 min / Filipino and English OV with French or English subt. / documentary
“Overseas” sheds light on the issue of domestic slavery, highlighting the determination of exploited women and their strategies to face obstacles.
In the Philippines, thousands of women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. They frequently leave their own families and children behind, before throwing themselves into the unknown. The Filipino government encourages and promotes this practice, presenting the women working overseas as national heroes. In one of the many training centres dedicated to domestic work that can be found all over the Philippines, a group of trainees are getting ready for the great plunge into the unknown and to face both homesickness and the possible abuses lying ahead. Bordering on fiction, Overseas brings to light the question of modern servitude in our globalised world, while emphasising these women’s determination, their sisterhood, and the strategies they find to face the ordeals that await them in the near future.
“The most sympathetic, illuminating study of domestic labour since Roma” Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter, 22/08/2019
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“Sung-a Yoon, tactful, with a respect for her heroines, balances between creative and documenting elements in a well-executed manner.” Joanna Konczak, Asian Movie Pulse, 28/10/19
“Well-balanced hybrid shines welcome light on the plight of ex-pat household servants […] The most sympathetic, illuminating study of domestic labor since Roma” Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter, 22/08/2019
Sung-A Yoon is a French film director, cinematographer and artist born in South Korea and living in Brussels. She graduated from the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris-Cergy in 2005 and from INSAS, a cinema school in Brussels, in 2008. Between 2001 and 2011, she directed ten shorts, mostly showed in exhibitions. Switching to fiction, her short And I’ll Keep in My Heart (2008) was selected for the Cannes Festival – Cinéfondation. In 2012 she went looking for her father, absent since her childhood, and turned her search into her first documentary feature, Full of Missing Links (2012). Overseas (2019) is her second feature-length film.