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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.

Lebanon, France, Norway and United Arab Emirates / 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
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