Films about OFWs Featured in HK Film Festival

Films about overseas Filipino workers, including the critically-acclaimed “Anak,” were featured in the recently held 5th Philippine Film Festival in Hong Kong.

“Anak,” which was released in 2000 and stars now Batangas governor Vilma Santos, was the centerpiece of the well attended opening night on November 14, a news release from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

The movie told the story of OFW Josie, who worked in Hong Kong for years only to come home to her resentful children.

Other films that were featured were “Milan,” “Caregiver,” “Balikbayan Box” and “Purok 7.”

The festival, held from November 16 to 23, is an annual activity by the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong and organized with the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

Filipino films have been known to highlight film festivals around the world.

Recently, the documentary “TNT” was featured in the International Film Festival Manhattan 2014 while the crowd-funded “Singkil” made its debut in the Frameline Film Festival last June.

(Source: Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News)

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