Dea (Migrants Built This City) HK Film Premiere

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre  
Date: 2022.10.21
Time: 21st Oct 2022 8:00pm 
Price: Free admission, registration required 
Presented by: Italian Cultural Institute, THY LAB

Film Screening followed by a Q&A with the director.

DEA (Migrants Built This City)  Color, 2021, 72', eng subs

Written by Indonesian domestic workers

Directed by Alberto Gerosa Volontè

Starring Dea Panendra, Bruno Zanin, Judy Houhai


Film Synopsis

Dea leaves rural Indonesia and her singing dreams to migrate to Hong Kong as a foreign domestic worker. The script is the result of a nine-months acting improv laboratory with a group of Indonesian women migrant domestic workers, who have been victims of domestic violence while working in Hong Kong.


Festival Participations:

Visions Du Rèel Market (wip, 2020)

Slamdance Film Festival, Competition, 2021

Royal Anthropological Film Festival, AV Representations of Resistance, 2021

DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival, Global Vision, 2021

Cineteca di Bologna, Visioni Doc, Competition , 2021 (Special Mention: WINNER)

German International Ethnographic Film Festival, Main Competition, 2022
NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival,  2022

Post-Screening Q&A

After the screening there will be a q&a with director Alberto Gerosa Volontè (Adjunct Professor in Anthropology at CUHK).

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