* Documentary Competition @ BFI London Film Festival
* Official Selection - Locarno Film Festival
* Camden
* Message to Man
* Busan
* Locarno
* Hamptons
* Warsaw Film Festival
* Minsk International Film Festival
* This Human World
* DocPoint
* Premiers Plans
* MoMA Doc Fortnight
* Femspectives
* Colorado Dragon Film Festival

* Special Mention - Tempo DocFest
* Audience Award - Punto de Vista
* Best Director Award - Premiers Plans - Angers Film Festival
* Jury selection for Best Documentary Feature - Hamptons International Film Festival
* Best Documentary Award- Warsaw Film Festival
Warsaw Jury Statement
"This film is an excellent example of what “art of documentary” means - it’s humane, it’s precise and it’s making us reflect on our existence."


Category |Human Rights, Politics, Women
Year | 2019
Country | Belgium/France
Running time | 90’
Format | HD
Production | IOTA Production, Films de l’Oeil Sauvage, Clin d’Oeil Film
Director | Sung-a Yoon

In The Philippines, women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. To do so, they frequently leave their own children behind, before embracing this big unknown. In a learning center dedicated to the domestic work, one among many others in The Philippines , several candidates prepare themselves for homesickness and for the abuses that they will possibly endure. In role playing exercises, they play the worker’s role as well as the one of the employer.

Within the threshold of fiction, Overseas bring to light the question of domestic slavery in our globalized world, while emphasizing those women’s determination, their sisterhood, and the strategies they find to face the obstacles that awaits them in the near future.