This video documents why migrant domestic workers need basic protections in law. The UK Government proposes to remove the existing protections including the right to change employer. Kalayaan demands these proposals are dropped and protections are improved.
2012. An outreach and advocacy tool for Damayan Migrant Workers Association, as part of their Baklas ("Break free") campaign to raise awareness about labor trafficking, specifically among Filipina domestic workers. The video is a product of a Public Access Design fellowship sponsored by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). I collaborated with Damayan and CUP to conceive the content for this video, and then I designed and directed it with their support and critical feedback. Original score by Justin Skomarovsky.
More on Damayan: damayanmigrants.org
More on CUP and the Public Access Design fellowship: publicaccessdesign.org
"Dreams Beyond The Border" 2009
An Independent Documentary Short by Jessica Szeto
- Inadequate labour opportunities in parts of South Asia drive millions of women to leave their home countries every year. This documentary takes a look at migrant domestic workers who hope for a better future for themselves and their families. -
Shot On Location in Manila, Philippines and Hong Kong
Music: "Castles!" - Forest City Lovers
Many thanks to all those who supported this documentary!! Mila, Cora, Gold, Surami, Hilda and many more. Thank you so much.