TRANSIT

By Hannah ESPIA

ELECTRIC ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

TRANSIT explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their precarious lives.

Festivals
& Awards

Cinemalaya 2013
New Breed Section - Best Film, Audience Award, Best DIrector, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Special Jury Citation for Best Acting Ensemble, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score
Busan - BIFF/APM 2013
New Currents
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • HEBREW, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hannah ESPIA
    • Writer(s)
    • Hannah ESPIA, Giancarlo ABRAHAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Paul SORIANO
    • Synopsis
    • TRANSIT explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their precarious lives. Janet, a domestic worker on an expired visa, struggles to hide her half-Israeli daughter, Yael—a rebellious teenager caught up in a juvenile romance. Most endangered in the situation is Janet’s four-year old nephew, Joshua, whom Janet and Yael watch over while the boy’s father, Moises, works out of town as a caregiver. The film also explores the life of a young lady, Tina, who arrives to start a new life in Israel.
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