FILIPINAS EN HONG KONG.... 2010/2012

In Hong Kong, China, more than 150.000 Filipino women works as domestic helper. In their only day off, Sundays, they invade the down town financial and commercial district, where they transform and occupy the streets, bridges, parks, plazas, and also the HSBC Hong Kong Bank. It is their meeting point, their territory where they transport their own habits, culture, and traditions one´s a week.

They are women that have sacrificed their personal life to give their own family, their children, a better life and education. In some cases they suffer racism, and exploitation.


Filipinas en el HSBC Bank de Hong Kong

- VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

Run time 00:53:00 . There is also a short 00:17:00.
"Ellas filipinas" A documentary film about the use of the financial district in Hong Kong, China by the 120,000 –200,000 Filipino domestic workers each Sunday. The film traces their families in the Philippines and examines the legacy of generations of women who leave their children and partners to work in foreign countries. The project seeks to understand the current crisis of capitalism and looks at the re-use and potential re-understandings of central business districts, the corporation, and downtown in Hong Kong; as well as the impact of Hong Kong ‘boom’ on the lives and economies of women from the Philippines.