For our first installment, Who's Caring for Our Caregivers? Film Series - Dec Screenings
Who's Caring for Our Caregivers? Film Series - Dec Screenings
Sunday, December 9, 2012
* 10:30-11:30am * - A screening of "Brown Women, Blond Babies"
"Thousands of women leave their homes and families in the Philippines every year to work abroad as domestics. Thousands have made their way to Canada, forming part of 'the Third World in our living rooms.' "
* 4-5:30pm * - A screening of "Modern Heroes, Modern Slaves"
"Each day, thousands of women leave under developed countries like the Philippines to seek work as domestics in more prosperous places. What little money they earn they send home to their families. This crucial source of revenue to their country’s economy has prompted the Philippine government to call these contract workers 'modern day heroes.'
The Philippine government sponsors training courses for young women to become nightclub dancers abroad, and facilitates their transportation. When it comes to human rights violations, however, the government is reluctant to pressure foreign governments for fear of losing revenue. This leaves women migrant workers vulnerable to exploitation."
UC 103, University of Guelph
10:30-11:30am & 4-5:30pm
Who's Caring for Our Caregivers? Film Series is brought to you by Fuerza/Puwersa. Also don't miss our next screenings in the 2013 Winter semester!