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$2,511
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
42
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 24 2013 4:14 AM UTC +00:00

About

Our project: I Have it Maid

This documentary discusses the phenomenon of runaway Filipino migrant workers in Taiwan, specifically Filipino domestic household workers (DHWs), and the reasons linked to their fleeing. For years, researchers have pointed to many reasons for the workers’ fleeing, including loopholes in the private sector that cause manpower agencies (brokers) to manipulate migrant workers’ lives. But just how serious are those loopholes?

The preliminary research done so far in this documentary shows that runaway DHWs overwhelmingly flee due to mistreatment and unfair working conditions that include 7-day work weeks year round and being on call 24 hours a day from their employers. The project has also found out that employers’ behavior is linked to the misinformation they receive from brokers, which further stems from a lack of local policy and regulation in the migrant worker sector.

此紀錄片關於: I Have it Maid

此紀錄片的計畫,是為了探討在台的菲籍看護勞工之所以發生逃跑的原因。數年以來,研究此問題的學者,指出許多民營人力仲介公司游刃其中的漏洞,然而這些漏洞有多嚴重呢?

此紀錄片到目前為止發現,外籍勞工逃跑的原因不外乎超時以及終日待命的工作,也發現顧主之所以會如此對待他們的外勞,是由於仲介公司不明確的工作條例允諾所造成的。

Goal:

This documentary aims to raise awareness about the indecencies migrant workers face as a result of the loopholes and inspire reform within DHW recruiting procedures in order to bring about more stability and fairness to their lives. Additionally, Taiwan’s society as a whole could benefit if this issue were further resolved, as less fleeing undocumented workers would bring more stability to local society.

The makers of this documentary firmly believe film will inspire change and gain the attention this topic deserves, as academic papers and other non art-based means of promotion have yet to be efficacious in doing so. Film has the ability to reach audiences worldwide and is a medium more people can relate to. This project could create larger and quicker exposure about runaway DHWs to improve the quality of lives for potentially hundreds of thousands of people.

目標:

此紀錄片目的在於喚醒,在仲介公司的漏洞下,衍生出外籍勞工所承受的低等對待。希望透過此紀錄片,可以為這些外籍勞工帶來更穩定公平的生活。此外,也能解決因此造成的社會問題,為台灣帶來更穩定祥和的社會。

此紀錄片相信透過如此,可以帶動改變,得到高度的關注,較學術研究及相關的抗議來得更有幫助。透過影片的方式可以影響數以百計的人,進而幫助這些上萬名在台的外籍勞工,甚至全球各地的外籍勞工。

Filming procedures:

The documentary will trace the lives of various DHWs from their Filipino-based hometowns all the way to their employers whom they fled from in Taiwan to show what the recruiting process of migrant workers is like; where there are major loopholes and/or flaws in that process; how this ends up being detrimental to DHWs’ lives and what could be done in Taiwan so that there is a more protective exchange of labor flow.

The documentary will conduct various interviews with government officials, NGOs and broker agencies in the Philippines and Taiwan to gain their point of views in establishing a well-rounded argument of why runaways exist and how this problem can be solved. Of course, local Taiwanese point of views will also be taken into consideration.

The filming and editing will take place over 2 months from June to August 2013. After doing so, this film will be submitted to various film festivals, NGOs and news agencies both in Taiwan and around the world that the makers of this film think will have an influence in inspiring reform within migrant worker policies in both Taiwan and Southeast Asian DHW host nations. Various talks and presentations at public events will be held in conjunction with NGOs to raise awareness of this issue as well in hope that DHWs will at least be more aware of what they may face when choosing to work abroad in places such as Taiwan.

此紀錄片拍攝做法:

我們將拍攝紀錄多名外籍勞工,一路從菲國來台工作,中間經由仲介公司的操盤,到最後導致逃跑的過程。希望藉由此紀錄片,終止持續危害在台菲籍勞工的生活,為勞工問題換得一個更具保護的管道。

此紀錄片將引導台菲兩地的人力仲介公司及非政府組織,取得雙方的觀點進行良性論述,進而得知以及解決外勞逃跑的問題。當然,在地台灣人的觀點也將備受關注。

此紀錄片拍攝及剪輯工作,將自2013年 六至八月進行長達兩個月之久。此後,也將參與許多的電影節活動,希望透過此片能影響帶動台灣以及提供勞工看護的東南亞國家,對於外籍勞工政策的制定。相信 透過許多公開的論述,能與非政府組織聯合喚起此議題,進而能讓這些外籍勞工更加瞭解在台灣等海外工作所會面臨的實際狀況。

Special note:

Please note that we do not look to attack a certain group of people, but rather be of help in solving a problem that many will benefit from. So far we have had an open mind in filming this project and whatever results have occurred or will occur will speak for themselves. We love Taiwan, and we hope it can be a platform for change that will influence other places and organizations to re-think their position on the issue of fleeing migrant workers.

特別註明:

特別註明此紀錄片,並非刻意攻擊某一特定族群,而是希望有助於解決在台外籍勞工逃跑的問題。直至目前為止,無論已發生或即將發生的什麼結果,我們對 於此影片計畫持續秉持豁然的態度。我們熱愛台灣,並且希望台灣能成為一個改變及影響更多的地區及組織的平台,使其重新思考自身在外籍勞工逃跑議題上的立 場。

Funding:

We hope to generate US$7,000 for this project. The funding generated for this documentary will be used to film primarily in Taiwan and the Philippines. The proposed budget will likely produce a solid 30-45 minute short film that talks about the subject in depth. If the project’s budget is exceeded by US$1,000, however, it is likely we can produce an hour or even longer film.

If, however, we reach over US$10,000, we then plan to also film in Vietnam. US$12,000 will also bring us to Indonesia and around US$15,000 will also bring us to Thailand, where we will conduct similar filming procedures to make the film more comprehensive, thus resulting in about a 90-120 film upon completion.

紀錄片資金:

我們希望申請的預算費用為七千元美金。此紀錄片所集資的費用,主要將使用於在台灣及菲律賓的拍攝工作。所提出的預算費用將可能製成30至45分鐘的深度探討短片。若預算費用能往上追加一千元美金,我們希望能製成一小時,甚至更長時數的影片。

若預算費用能到達一萬元美金以上,將計畫赴越南進行拍攝。若預算費用能到達一萬兩千元美金,則將前往印尼拍攝。若預算費用能到達約一萬五百元美金,將前往泰國拍攝,使得紀錄片能以更完整的90至120分鐘影片圓滿呈現。

More info on the project:

I Have it Maid was inspired by two American expatriates living in Taiwan who simply observed their surroundings and wanted to make a difference.The two believe migrant workers such as DHWs have always been important in the global economy and service sector, and that their work and lives need to be appreciated the same way as other people desire. We want to make a difference in the workers’ lives and believe raising awareness is the first step. If you feel the same way, a donation would be much appreciated and will go to a good cause.

更多關於此紀錄片計畫的資訊:

本紀錄片的靈感是來自兩位在台的美籍人士,藉由他們所感受到的生活週遭環境,進而想要有所改變。兩位相信諸如外勞等問題一直都是全球經濟及服務產業 中重要的一環,因此外勞也應得到他們所應有的善待。兩位希望可以盡一份心力改變勞工的生活,並以喚醒此意識為踏出的第一步。若您亦感同身受,並進一步以資 金協助本片推廣,我們將獻上無限感恩。

Please follow us at http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Have-it-Maid/557151370985922 or email at ihaveitmaidfilm@gmail.com

有關更多我們的資訊請上網站:http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Have-it-Maid/557151370985922 或傳email到ihaveitmaidfilm@gmail.com

Alex: https://www.facebook.com/alex.wolfgram.3?ref=tn_tnmn

Nick: http://www.facebook.com/nick.vaky?ref=ts&fref=ts

Risks and challenges

This project has been pretty well underway in Taiwan but at present is financially restricted from allowing us to cover DHW stories in their country of origin all the way to Taiwan. If we are able to do so then we can truly have evidence to prove our points and make a difference, hence the reason for seeking funding.

One of the makers has already been to the Philippines to document some agencies but feels there needs to be a filmer with in order to document everything for people to see, hence the partnership for the project. Funding will provide this and we are not afraid to enter risky situations for filming.

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