Family Rights-Themed Film Series Continues Sept. 23 with ‘Transit’

| September 22, 2014

The Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies film festival, “Tuesdays in September,” continues its focus on the theme of family rights. The fourth film in the series, Transit, screens Tuesday Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Transit (2013, 93 minutes, Cinemalaya Foundation) is a film that looks at the 2009 Israeli law allowing the children of foreign workers to be deported back to their parents’ country. Transit deals with the struggles of an extended Filipino family that has lived and worked in Tel Aviv for years. Janet’s work visa has expired and she may be deported back to the Philippines. Her teenage daughter Yael, born of an Israeli father from a past relationship, wants to stay, and Janet’s brother Moses hides his four-year-old son at home for fear that if he is found, the child will also be deported. This film was the Philippines official entry in the best foreign language film of the 2014 Academy Awards.

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Human Rights Tuesdays in September Series

For further information about the film series, please contact Andrea Miller, Year of International Human Rights coordinator, at or 636-399-4580. We look forward to your participation in the film series this year!

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