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They Call Us Maids: The Domestic Workers’ Story

Synopsis
This short animated film tells the story of the thousands of women from extremely poor backgrounds, in countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, South Asia or Africa, who have to find work abroad to support their families.

Employed as "maids" and isolated in foreign households, many of these workers find themselves trapped in conditions of great hardship.

Based on the real life stories of migrant domestic workers, THEY CALL US MAIDS uses vivid watercolour animation to reveal some disturbing truths about modern slavery.

The film was made in consultation with the organisation Justice 4 Domestic Workers.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2015
Subjects
Social Studies; Women’s studies
Keywords
animation films; immigrant communities; slavery; working conditions

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
7 minutes
Year
2016

Production Company

Name

Leeds Animation Workshop

Distributor

Name

Leeds Animation Workshop

Email
info@leedsanimation.org.uk
Web
http://www.leedsanimation.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
0113 248 4997
Fax
0113 248 4997
Address
45 Bayswater Row
Leeds
LS8 5LF
Notes
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