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Written and directed by Sung-A YOON 

Documentary • 90 minutes • 2019

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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 local filipino 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. 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. 

Produced by
Les Films de l’œil sauvage (France)
Iota Production (Belgium)

In coproduction with

CBA (France)

Michigan (Belgium)

Clin d’œil Film (Belgium)

Be TV (Belgium)

Canvas (Belgium)

With the support of

CNC - Fonds d’Aide à l’Innovation Audiovisuelle, Fonds de Soutien Audiovisuel

Région Sud

Région Ile-de-France


Image/Mouvement (CNAP)

Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Flanders Audiovisual Fund

Direction Générale Coopération et Développement

International sales

Cat & Docs

Festivalsand awards



BFI London

Message to Man

Busan IFF

FIFF Namur



Filmer le Travail


Hampton IFF


Vilnius IFF

Minsk IFF


HK Asian FF

Lux Film Fest

Dok Fest Munchen


This Human World

One World International Film


DocPoint Helsinki

Thessaloniki Documentary FF



Ljubljana Doc FF

Punto de Vista Documentary Film - Prix du Public

Cinemasia Film Festival


MoMA Docfortnight

Patois International New Orleans Human Rights FF

Sarasota Film Festival

Festival Résistances

Festival Interférences

Innsbruck IFF

Docville / Fonk

Sofia DocuMental

Cinéma sous les étoiles

DOXA Documentary FF - Prix du long-métrage documentaire

KDocs FF

Zagreb Festival of Tolerance

Panorama du Film Européen (Le Caire)

Bimovie Woman FF

Southern Lights

Terre de femmes – FrauenWelten FF

Verzio FF

Carbonia FF

Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries

Cinemalaya FF

Camerimage IFF

One World Romania


Beldocs International Feature Documentary


One World Slovakia

DocsBarcelona - Prix Amnesty International Catalunya

Cinéma CityClub

Women Make Waves FF

Beykoz Kundura

Flatpack Festival

Hebden Brudge FF

Docudays UA

Denver FF

Hamptons IFF - Prix du long-métrage documentaire

Portland IFF

Warsaw Film Festival - Prix du Documentaire

Premiers Plans - Prix de la mise en scène

Atlanta film festival - Meilleur long-métrage documentaire

Etoile de la Scam 2020

FIFDH de Genève - Prix du Jury jeune

Tempo Documentary Festival - Mention honorable

Grand Bivouac - Prix Découverte Groupama

FIFIGroix - Île d’Or

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