Movie about Filipino maid to be featured at New York event
The short, which has already been featured at other film festivals, will be screened at the New York International Film Festival in April
A short film about an undocumented Filipino domestic worker in the US will be featured in the 2018 New York City International Film Festival.
Rosa, an undocumented domestic worker in the United States, tries to save enough money to bring her son to the US from the Philippines. She works for a man who cheats on his Filipino girlfriend. Rosa struggles to decide whether to continue working for her employer or leave the country despite being an illegal immigrant.
The film has already been screened at other film festivals in the US, the UK and the Philippines. It was nominated for six awards during the Golden Door International Film Festival in New Jersey. It was voted the “most controversial” film at the iChill Film Festival in Manila.
The 2018 New York City International Film Festival will be held in April at the Dolby Theater.