Doc Soup: Overseas


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Mar 4 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Mar 5 6:45 PM
Film Info
Runtime:90 min
Country Listing:Belgium
Premiere Status:Toronto Premiere
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Sung-A Yoon


In one of the Philippines's many government-accredited training centres, a group of women prepare to join the ranks of the 10 million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) currently deployed abroad. Through lessons and unsettling role-playing scenarios, they learn to serve at a table, care for infants, and brace themselves for the worst: homesickness, exhaustion, mistreatment and abuse. Astute and empathetic, Overseas brings to light the question of modern servitude in our globalized world, while emphasizing these women's personal stories, determination, sisterhood and the strategies they find to face the unknown.

Followed by a Skype Q&A with director Sung-A Yoon, hosted by award-winning author and journalist Rachel Giese.

Additional Information

Doc Soup: Hot Docs' monthly screening series that presents Festival hits and award-winning docs.

Single Ticket: $17 (Members: $12, $10, $8)

"A must-see doc." - POV Magazine