We're all familiar with the existence of maids in our daily lives as we're accustomed to the influence of their presence in our way of living.
Zein is the owner of one of the many domestic workers agencies in Beirut. He opens his office to show us how he manages his business and how we come to him in order to choose a new maid or exchange another.
We, men or women, youngsters or elderly, are his clients.
We conceive and create solutions and alternatives for 'our needs', and meanwhile our government encourages us and pushes us to find our own solutions away from it.
The film has been selected in many international festivals such as the Berlinale-Forum (Peace Film Prize), BAFICI (Best Film award), DOK-Munchen (VIKTOR DOK.horizonte award), Viennale, Cinemed Montpellier, Lussas… and lately at the Dubai Film Festival, where it won the Best Muhr Non-Fiction Feature prize.
Watch an excerpt from the film here:
Screening in Arabic with English subtitles- duration: 67mn-
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