Anakbayan Presents: Modern Heroes, Modern Slaves


As part of the “Stop Trafficking Our People” or STOP Campaign, Anakbayan New Jersey will be holding a screening of Modern Heroes, Modern Slaves.

Co-sponsored by: Action 21, Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE-NYC), Lakas Diwa , Kabalikat Domestic Workers Support Network and Philippine Forum-New Jersey.



When: July 9| Monday | 5:30pm-8pm

Where: Gilligan Student Union Building, Social Space 2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City, NJ


From NYC: take Path from 33rd > get off at Exchange Place and Take Light Rail to West Side Ave. > Walk to Culver St. towards NJCU

From NJ: Take Bus 80 or Bus 10 from Journal Square and Get off at Culver Ave.

For more information: email us at or call Bea Sabino, (201)7796886


Modern Heroes, Modern Slaves (1999) Directed by Marie Boti Each day, thousands of women leave under developed countries like the Philippines to seek work as domestics in more prosperous places. What little money they earn they send home to their families. This crucial source of revenue to their country’s economy has prompted the Philippine government to call these contract workers “modern-day heroes.” Starting from the case of Flor Contemplacion, the Philippine maid hanged in Singapore for the killing of her abusive employer, this film shows the human and sometimes tragic side of this organized labor trade: failed marriages, family break ups, and exploitation and abuse at the hands of unscrupulous employers.

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