Tuesday Apr 08 01:00 PM
Thursday Apr 10 07:30 PM
Sunday Apr 13 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Directed by Hannah Espia. 2013. Philippines. 93 mins. Filipino and Hebrew with English subtitles
Cast: Jasmine Curtis Smith, Ping Medina, Irma Adlawan, Mercedes Cabral, and Marc Justine Alvarez
An intimate portrait of the Filipino diaspora in Israel, Transit tells the intersecting stories of members an extended family living in Tel Aviv amidst an immigration crackdown. Janet, a domestic worker on an expired visa, struggles to hide her half-Israeli daughter, Yael, a rebellious teenager caught up in a juvenile romance. Janet’s brother, Moises. strives to keep his son, four-year-old Joshua, from the gaze of the Israeli authorities with the help of the Israeli man he works for as a caregiver. Transit examines what it means to be a family and what it means to be a stranger, within one's home and in a foreign land. It was the Philippines’ submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Winner: Nine awards including Best Film, Audience Award, Best Director, Best Actress, Cinemalaya Independent Festival; New Currents Award—Special Mention, Pusan International Film Festival.