Overseas

Belgium, France, 2019, 90 min.

Director

Sung-A Yoon

Producer

Isabelle Truc,
Quentin Laurent,
Hanne Phlypo

Scenario

Sung-A Yoon

Rights Holder

CAT&Docs

DOP

Thomas Schira

Production

Iota Production, Les Films de L’oeil Sauvage, Clin D’oeil Films

In the Philippines women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. They frequently leave their own children behind. In one of the many training centers dedicated to domestic work 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. 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.


HONORS
2019 Locarno IFF (Switzerland) – Cineasti del Presente Competition
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Sung-A Yoon

French director, cinematographer and artist, born in South Korea. Graduated from the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris-Cergy (2005) and from the INSAS in Brussels (2008). Between 2001 and 2011 directed ten short films. In 2012 traveled to South Korea in search of her father, which led to the documentary FULL OF MISSING LINKS (Courtisane Festival). OVERSEAS is her second feature-length documentary.

Selected filmography

Full of missing links (2012)