The Resource Modern Day Slaves, (online streaming)

Modern Day Slaves, (online streaming)

Label
Modern Day Slaves
Title
Modern Day Slaves
Contributor
Distributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Summary
The film depicts the story of Filipino Overseas Workers who leave their home country to find work in another country. Many of them work as domestic helpers and are known to be called Modern Day Slaves. They earn a few dollars to support themselves and send the rest of their earnings back home by way of remittances. They seek higher wages and hope to multiply their earnings by a factor of 300% to 500% compared to what they will earn back home. These remittances of hard currency represents a critical lifeline to their home country, providing an influx of critical buying power. They often sleep in densely packed housing units after doing a backbreaking work six or seven days a week. OFW's are vulnerable to abuse and mistreatment. They are easy targets for exploitations enduring long hours of works, low pay and poor living conditions. They usually exists in a legal gray zone were they have no way of protecting their rights. The film follows the story of several Filipino OFW of different socio-economic backgrounds. Stories of rape, severe physical and mental torture and beheading outlines how laws on human rights are violated and the awful consequences of human trafficking. OFW's live as outsiders in their host country, among unfamiliar languages and cultural traditions. They are unprotected and unrecognized by the laws of their host countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, the U.S. and the U.K. among others. The film will explore how the Philippine government, a third world country actively encourages citizens to leave their country as foreign workers. OFW's repatriated nearly 18B back to the Philippines in 2008. This creates a huge opportunity for corruption among its politicians and legislators. The story of Modern Day Slaves are of extreme sacrifice. The result of the global Financial collapsed have brought many countries to its knees. This film will also raise provocative questions about certain ominous economic, political and social trends that vast section of first world countries maybe in danger of falling back into 2nd or 3rd world status if remained unchecked. This film will hopefully spark a wake up call among American citizens and leaders of the free world to take necessary actions that protect American and European prosperity from slipping away. Awards Award of Excellence 2009 - The Indie Fest Award of Excellence 2010 - Canada International Film Festival 2010 El Capitan Award - Yosemite Film Festival Gold Kahuna Award 2010 - Honolulu Film Festival Twin Rivers Media Film Festival 2010 - 5th Place Award of Merit 2010 Doc Short - Los Angeles Cinema of Los Angeles Human rights Doc Award - New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Best Directoria Debut for ExecProducer/Director Ted Unarce - New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Silver Palm Award 2010 - Mexico International Film Festival Nom Best Doc Award - Swansea Bay Film Festival - Wales England Humanitarian Award 2010 for Executive Producer/Director Ted Unarce 2nd Place- Best Short Documentary Award - Los Angeles Reel Film Festival Best Concept 2010 - Los Angeles Reel Film Festival Special Jury Award - Amsterdam Film Festival
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by GTC Films in 2010
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Unarce, Ted
  • GTC Films (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
50
Technique
live action
Label
Modern Day Slaves, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1122289
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (51 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1122289
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1035144301
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Modern Day Slaves, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1122289
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (51 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1122289
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1035144301
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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