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Transit is a film about the Overseas Filipino Workers' (OFWs) inter-connected lives as they struggle to prevent their children from being deported to the Philippines. Written and directed by Hannah Espia, the film is one of the official entries for the New Breed Category in Cinemalaya 2013. It is Espia's full-length debut film. It was mostly shot in Israel.

Espia said that the inspiration to do the film came after talking to an OFW who was bringing home his child from Israel. In 2009, the Israeli government enacted a law that deports the children of migrant workers unless they fulfill a certain criteria. Both Israeli and migrant workers rallied against the law that separates parents from their children.

Directed by Hannah Espia
Written by Hannah Espia
Starring Ping Medina
Irma Adlawan
Mercedes Cabral
Marc Justine Alvarez
Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Release date(s) 2013
Country Flag of the PhilippinesPilipinas
Language English



Moises, a Filipino single-dad who works as a caregiver in Herzliya, Israel, is on his way to attend his son Joshua's 4th birthday. Together with his Filipino neighbors, Janet and her daughter Yael, they find out the enactment of a new law of the Israeli government that deports children of foreign workers. To protect their children, Moises and Janet hide their children from the immigration police by making them stay inside the house.


  • Ping Medina
  • Irma Adlawan
  • Mercedes Cabral
  • Marc Justine Alvarez
  • Jasmine Curtis-Smith




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