Highlight: Migration Film Festival

By Ho Yi  /  Staff Reporter

Fri, May 13, 2011 - Page 15

Organized by the Taiwan Women’s Film Association (台灣女性影像學會), Migration Film Festival (移工專題影展) focuses on contemporary migrants’ searches for home and identity, featuring 11 fictional and non-fictional works. Stories of migrant workers from Southeast Asian countries are told in documentaries like HERstory — Jeritan (女移工), in which Indonesian female laborers find emotional support when singing and dancing with fellow worker on the streets of Macao. Promise and Unrest documents five years in the life of Noemi Barredo, a female migrant who works as a caregiver in Ireland to support her two children in the Philippines. In Taiwan, Flying in Darkness (暗夜飛行) follows Nancy, who leaves her job and is determined to return to the Philippines.

The three-day event begins today at Taipei Stock (倉庫藝文空間), 3F, 34, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段34號3F). Tickets cost NT$100 at the door. For more information, visit www.wmw.com.tw/new