There are more than 500,000 domestic workers living in Spain today. The large majority are migrant women from Latin American countries. Through the stories of three Latin American women living in Barcelona, we get an insight into the reality of being a migrant woman and a domestic worker in Spain today. Through their own words, we learn about their motivations for crossing oceans to live in Catalonia, and why they choose to keep living outside of their native country. Despite the discrimination and abuse they experience, these women are actively trying to improve the rights and conditions for themselves and for others.
Tanja is a Danish filmmaker and anthropologist, born in 1982 in Seoul, South Korea. She holds a BA in Ethnography and Anthropology from Aarhus University, Denmark, and in 2012 she gained an MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester. She continues her studies in Anthropology at Copenhagen University.