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Selected Project keyboard_arrow_right Dust on the Window
Demie Dangla
Director & Producer
Production Status
Development/Research
Date of Completion
June 2022
Length
15
Participating Lab
Story Lab Development
Logline
By sending voice tapes and love letters from miles away, Overseas Filipino Workers abroad and their families back home cope with loneliness and emotional distance during the 1990s.
Production Company
Dust on the Window
Dusts on the Window follows a stream of narration from various points-of-view, exploring a collective memory shared by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families back home during the 1990s. During those years, the number of OFWs significantly increased due to the high unemployment rate in the country. Many Filipinos were forced to work abroad to earn more money, however, it geographically separated families, resulting in feelings of longing and emotional distance.

This animated documentary uses decades-old archival materials, such as voice tapes and love letters collected from families, at a time when the internet was relatively new and communication was a luxury.