Migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Indonesia desperately need another revolution. These women provide valuable domestic services, yet remain excluded from labor laws that provide basic protections.
Director John Sayles is delving into history again, and this time it's a little bit of American adventurism in the early twentieth century that's frequently glossed over in the history books: the Philippine-American War.
Each year, inhabitants of the least-developed Asian countries pursue the economic benefits of overseas employment despite the high social cost at home and possibility of injury at the hands of employers abroad.
"Which way to the crucifixions?" Our driver asked some rickshaw drivers. San Fernando has now become internationally known for its Good Friday blood spilling and nailing. In typical Filipino style, it's a mixture of pure devotion and Mardi Gras.