Video

Femmes d'ailleurs, enfants d'ici (Brown Women, Blond Babies)

1991, 28:00 minutes, colour, French & English

TAPECODE 9531

You see them in the park on a sunny afternoon playing with the children. They are brown women taking care of blond babies, live-in nannies, housekeepers and companions... They come from all over the globe. The latest wave is from the Philippines. This video looks at their reasons for leaving homeland and loved ones. And it examines the government policies which make them a captive work force.

On les voit dans le parc jouant avec les enfants. On les voit les fins de semaine dans l'autobus. Ce sont des femmes du Sud, gardiennes domestiques. La vague la plus récente vient principalement des Phillippines. Cette vidéo examine pourquoi ces femmes quittent leurs propres pays et familles, et décrit les politiques du Gouvernement canadien qui font d'elles une main-d'oeuvre captive.

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