Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Delfina's Story
  • Film
  • 4/29/2011
  • 15:00-17:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Center for Global & International Studies, European Studies Program , KU Department of Film & Media Studies, Department of Women, Gender, and Se
Event Description
International Focus Film: World Migration Series Special Event
This film explores the life of Delfina, a Filipino woman who has moved to Germany to work as a housekeeper in order to support her aging parents, siblings, and even some extended family. She struggles internally with events in her past, elements of her faith and the two very different lives she has led in Europe and her home country. She is employed illegally but is much beloved by her employers. She faces the tough decision of whether to try to remain in Germany so she can continue to offer financial support or to return home, which would be a bittersweet choice for both her and her family. In German with English sub-titles.

Followed by question and answer session with the film's director, Annelie Runge.
About the Director:
Annelie Runge is an author and film director living in Berlin. Early in her career as a freelance writer she wrote for radio and newspaper, as well as producing magazine portraits and programs for television stations. She has published two novels, and acted as both scriptwriter and director on numerous films for German and European television and cinema. Her films have been shown at International film festivals such as the Cairo International Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival in Osnabrucke.