Country: Belgium, France
Direction: Sung-A Yoon
Every year, 200 000 women leave the Philippines to become household service workers. They are sent to rich industrialized countries all over the world. Before going abroad, the women are required to attend a comprehensive training program, validated by a National Certificate. The film focuses on this migration process instituted by the Filipino government.
Sung-A Yoon is a French cinematographer and artist born in South Korea and living in Brussels. She graduated from École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy in 2005, and from the INSAS, a cinema school from Brussels, in 2008. Between 2001 and 2011, she directed ten short movies mostly showed in exhibitions. She finished in 2008 her fiction short movie "And I’ll Keep in my Heart" that was selected for Cannes’ Cinéfondation. In 2012, she left to look for her dad, absent since her childhood, and ended up with her first documentary feature "Full of Missing Links".