TRANSIT – CENTERPIECE PRESENTATION & RECEPTION
Directed by Hannah Espia
When Moises, a Filipino caregiver comes home to Tel Aviv for his son, Joshua’s fourth birthday, his world is turned upside down by the unnerving political news: the Israeli government is deporting children of all foreign workers. An earthy portrait of the displaced — refugees, immigrants and foreign workers, TRANSIT poses the problem of subject identity, home and national identity in question that is distinctively relevant to the globalization of the present world. TRANSIT was the Filipino entry for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
The film screening will be followed by a Q & A with director Hannah Espia.
Issac Zablocki (Film Programmer at Jewish Cultural Center), and Candice Sering of GABRIELA Philippines will also be in attendance for a discussion after the TRANSIT screening.
Professor Luis Francia, poet, journalist, non-fiction writer, and Adjunct Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies, will moderate the discussion.
We are very proud to present this film with our community partners: Asian American Association of Time Inc; CORE (Collaborative Opportunities for Raising Empowerment); Damayan Migrant Workers Association; GABRIELA NY; NAFCON.
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Hannah Espia is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. In 2012 her thesis film RUWEDA won the Audience Choice Award at the 8th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. Her first feature film TRANSIT was a project in Talent Campus Tokyo 2012 and Berlinale Talent Campus 2013. The film won 9 Awards including Best Film, Audience Award, Best Director, Best Actress at the 2013 Cinemalaya Film Festival.