A Maid For Each


Maher Abi Samra

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.

Festivals & Awards

Berlinale Forum 2016 – Peace Film Prize

BAFICI 2016 – Best Film Award in Human Rights Section

Dokfest Munich 2016 – DOK.Horizonte Award

Dubai Film Festival 2016 – Best Muhr Non-Fiction Film

Festival de Granada – Cine del Sur 2017 – Golden Alhambra

Original title: A Maid For Each

Production: Orjouane Productions - Les Films d'ici - Medieoperatorene

Nationality: Lebanon - France - Norway - UAE

Year of production: 2016

Running time: 67'

Language: Arabic


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