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.
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