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Using Documentaries to fast track Myamar minority & Peace at Mandalay & Sintgu

After we screened our first screening at Yangon on 26 Oct with Phanteeyar , we forwarded moving on our next screenings at Mandalay and Sintgu ( Lat Pan Hla ) on Nov 10, 11 and 12 with Metta Campaign and Rainbow Organization Sintgu.

Over 300 audiences for 3 screenings at Mandalay & Sintgu make more effective discussion times with filmmaker Lei Lei Aye for her women rights film “My Mother is Single’ and her awarded film of  & Proud Film Festival ‘Soul Mate’. We also screened our top documentary film “Sound of Silence ‘’ which won in Spain Gerona Film festival and ‘’I wanna go to school’’, awarded film of Human Rights & Human Dignity Film Festival.

“This screenings has revolutionized our thoughts about minorities,” said Transgender woman, Ma Phyo  from Rainbow Organization Sintgu. “Through these video interviews, we get a deeper understanding our right and can know peace building more effectively with current Myanmar situation.”

With the New Year season quickly approaching, we have a plan to move on for our two final screenings at Yangon on Dec 14 and 15 and so that you can visit and discuss with our filmmakers & our engagemedia team.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Filipino migrant domestic workers are charged illegal fees by unscrupulous employment agencies in both the Philippines and Hong Kong. The practice is widespread and government systems to prevent such illegal activities are not working. As a result, many migrant domestic workers have little choice but to pay these exorbitant fees and are heavily indebted, making it difficult to leave exploitative and abusive employers.

‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’, a short documentary film and report published the Progressive Labor Union of Domestic Workers – Hong Kong (PLUDW-HK) and Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Union (FADWU), exposes the illegal activities of employment agencies in Hong Kong, and the failure of the government to protect the rights of Filipino migrant domestic workers.

Directed by Ivan Abreu of Blink Audiovisuals and produced by Robert Godden of Rights Exposure, the film consists of personal stories, expert interviews, and undercover recordings inside recruitment agencies.

Please do watch the film and share with your friends and networks. When you share it, please use the hash tag #rockandhardplace.