Overseas

a film by Sung-A Yoon

CINEASTI DEL PRESENTE
Locarno IFF
Augustus 2019

SELECTION
BFI London Film Festival
October 2019

SELECTION
BUSAN
October 2019

SELECTION
IDFA 2019
‪November 2019‬ ‬

EUROPEAN COMPETITION
PREMIERS PLANS d’ANGERS
January 2020

Documentary
2019
Length 90'
Format 2K - 16/9
Sound 5.1 & Stereo
Language PH / EN
Subtitles FR / EN / NL

Synopsis

Synopsis

In the Philippines, women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. In order to do so, they frequently leave their own children behind, before throwing themselves into the unknown. In one of the many training centers dedicated to domestic work that can be found in the Philippines, a group of trainees are getting ready to face both homesickness and the possible abuses lying ahead. During role playing exercises, they alternatively play both the roles of the employee and that of the employers. Bordering on fiction, “Overseas” brings to light the question of modern servitude in our globalized world, while emphasizing these women’s determination, their sisterhood, and the strategies they find to face the ordeals that awaits them in the near future.

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Team

Director Sung-A Yoon
Image Thomas Schira
Sound Kwinten Van Laethem
Editing Dieter Diependaele
Music Frederic Verrieres
Sound editing & Mixing Emmanuel Soland
Color Grading Matthieu Weil

Production

Produced by Iota Production and Les Films de l’oeil sauvage
In coproduction with Clin d’oeil films, CBA (Centre Bruxellois de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles), Michigan Films, Betv and France Télévisions
With the support of Centre du Cinema de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, le CNC, Fonds audiovisuel de Flandre (VAF), Canvas, DGD (Direction-Générale Coopération au Développement et Aide humanitaire), Région Paca, Procirep, Angoa and Casa Kafka Pictures – Belfius

Belgian Distribution: CBA
Sales Agent: Cat&Docs

Festivals

Doc Fortnight – MoMA’s Festival of International Nonfiction Film and Media in New-York City – February 5-19, 2020

Docpoint – Helsinki documentary Film Festival
Janvier 27- Février 02, 2020

FIPADOC – Biarritz
Janvier 21-26, 2020

PREMIERS PLANS d’ANGERS – European competition
Janvier 17-26, 2020

This Human World Austria
Décembre 2019‬

IDFA 2019 Netherlands – Best of Fests
‪Novembre 20-30, 2019‬ ‬

RIDM-Rencontres Internationales du documentaire de Montréal Canada ‪-‬ International competition ‬
Novembre 14-24, 2019

HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2019
‪Octobre 29-Novembre 17, 2019‬

Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” Belarus
Novembre 1- 8, 2019‬ ‬

35th WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL – International competition 2019 – BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD
Octobre 2019

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Documentary competition – BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD
Octobre 2019

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL – Documentary competition
Octobre 2019

24th BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Wide angle documentary films
Octobre 2019

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE DE NAMUR – Place aux docs
Septembre-Octobre 2019

29th MESSAGE TO MAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – International competition
Septembre 2019

CAMDEN IFF, US – Vision award nominee 2019
Septembre 12-15, 2019

72th LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL – Cineasti del presente 2019
Août 2019

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