A Maid for Each
New: Films from the Middle East & North Africa • 1h 7m
Directed by Maher Abi Samra • Documentary • 2016 • 67 minutes
Domestic work is a real market in Lebanon, segmented according to the national and ethnic origins of the workers and in which the Lebanese employer is master and the worker the property. Zein owns a domestic worker agency in Beirut. He arranges for Asian and African women to work in Lebanese households and assists his clients in choosing 'mail-order' housemaids that will best suit their needs. Advertisement, justice, police are on his side. He decides to open his agency for us.
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