Paper Dolls (2006)

Paper Dolls
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 24mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Chiqui Diokno Actor n/a 1 1000001
Giorgio Diokno Actor n/a 1 1000002
Tomer Heymann Actor n/a 1 1000003
Francisco Ortiz Actor n/a 1 1000004
Salvador Conatoy Actor n/a 1 1000005
Toran Libas Actor n/a 1 1000006
Tomer Heymann Director n/a 2 2000001
Tomer Heymann Producer n/a 3 3000001
Stanley Buchtal Producer n/a 3 3000002
Claudia Levin Producer n/a 3 3000003
Maja Hoffmann Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Andrew Herwitz Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Tomer Heymann Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Itai Raziel Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Itai Raziel Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Lavi Gal Editor n/a 172 7000001
Eli Soorani Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Asaf Billet Titles n/a 120825 23000001
Synopsis
After closing the border to Palestinian workers, Israeli authorities sought to fill gaps in the job market by enticing workers from other parts of the world. Among those who answered the call were Filipinos in various stages of gender transition. These individuals who see themselves in a female persona, shunned by their families and communities at home, build new lives in Israel as caregivers for elderly, orthodox Jewish men, many of whom come to look upon them as substitute children. On their nights off, the workers perform as a drag queen ensemble, "Paper Dolls," in Tel Aviv nightclubs. Although the troupe's members enjoy Israel's liberal atmosphere, they are still outsiders and are always treated as such.