My Account

Forgot Password?
New to DIFF? Sign up here

Request Password Reset

Please fill out your Email. A link to reset your password will be sent to you.
Already have a DIFF account? Sign in here

Sign up to DIFF

Please fill out the following fields.
Already have a DIFF account? Sign in here

Quick Tickets

Please select your film to proceed

Festival About DIFF Policies Connect
Films 2016
Rollover film poster for options
Share: Twitter Facebook
Makhdoumin (A Maid For Each)
In Lebanon, domestic work is a real business. Workers are classified per their nationality and ethnicity and their wages vary depending on their classification. In this complex industry, the relationship is quite simple: the Lebanese employer is the master and the domestic worker is a commodity. Zein owns an agency that recruits and supplies domestic workers in Beirut. He arranges for Asian and African women to work in Lebanese households and assists his clients to choose “mail-order” workers that suit their needs. With the justice, police and marketing systems on his side, Zein decides to open his agency to us.
2016 / Arabic and Amharic dialogue with English and Arabic subtitles / Colour / 67 mins
Genre: Creative Documentary
Programme: Muhr Feature
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: PG
Contains: Requires Parental Guidance
Director: Maher Abi Samra
Producer: Jinane Dagher, Sabine Sidawi
Scriptwriter: Maher Abi Samra
Animator: Fadi (The Fdz) Baki
DOP: Claire Mathon
Editor: Rana Sabbagha, Ruben Korenfeld
Similar Films
Dir: Hady Zaccak
Biography and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 83 mins
Dir: Mohamed Rashad
Creative Documentary
Rating: 12+ / 77 mins
Dir: Mohamed Ben Attia
Rating: 18+ / 89 mins
Dir: Georges Hachem
Rating: 15+ / 110 mins
Dir: Alfouz Tanjour
Non-fiction and War
Rating: PG / 110 mins