May 2016, berlinale forum

"A Maid for Each" awarded in Buenos Aires

MAKHDOUMIN (A MAID FOR EACH) by Maher Abi Samra has received the main prize of the Human Rights Competition at the International Festival of Independent Film in Buenos Aires, BAFICI. The film, which had its world premiere as part of this year's Forum programme, examines the penomenon of housemaids from countries of the Global South which are widespread in the middle-class households of Lebanon. Conversations at a domestic labour agency reveal both the clients' sense of privilege and the exploitative conditions under which maids must work.

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