Poster for Transit In 2009, the Israeli government passed a new law allowing the children of foreign workers to be deported back to their parents’ country. Janet’s work visa has expired, and she may be deported from Tel Aviv back to the Philippines. Her teenage daughter Yael, born of an Israeli father from a past relationship, wants to stay, and Janet’s brother Moses hides his four-year-old son at home for fear that if he is found, the child will also be deported. A poetic illumination of the social and economic struggle facing displaced people across the globe and how immigration laws impact human relationships, TRANSIT was this year’s Philippine submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

93 minutes
Hannah Espia

Shown at

  1. 12th Annual Ventura County Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  2. 14th Annual Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  3. 19th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  4. 22nd Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  5. 22nd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  6. 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  7. 26th Annual Orange County International Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  8. 8th Annual Other Israel Film Festival - 2014
  9. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  10. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  11. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  12. Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  13. Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  14. Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  15. Michiana Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  16. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  17. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  18. Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival - 2017
  19. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  20. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  21. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2019

1 Response

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Asian Journal: Malou Liwanag-Bledsoe: ‘Transit’: A story about love and family in a foreign land Filipino film
    “WITH the issues of immigration and separated families in the United States, many of us are clueless about the same problems plaguing other people outside this part of our world. In the movie Transit, these stories are told for the world to understand that immigration laws affects everyone, regardless of which country you live in.”

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