Maid for Each, A


DIRECTOR(S): Maher Abi Samra   COUNTRY: Lebanon, France, Norway, United Arab Emirates   YEAR: 2016   LANGUAGES: Arabic   SUBTITLES: English   RUNNING TIME: 67 min  


Sunday, 01.10., 1:30 pm, kinoeins
Tuesday, 03.10., 6:30 pm, kinoeins

SECTION: Internationales Forum

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.

Maher Abi Samra was born in Beirut, Libanon in 1965. He studied Drama Arts in Beirut and Audio-Visual Studies in Paris, and has worked as a photo-journalist for Lebanese newspapers, and international agencies.


SCRIPT: Maher Abi Samra   PRODUCER: Jinane Dagher, Sabine Sidawi, Serge Lalou, Camille Laemle, Ida Ven Bruusgaard, Eirin O. Høgetveit   CAMERA: Claire Mathon   EDITOR: Rana Sabbagha   MUSIC:    CAST:


PRODUCTION: Orjouane Productions, Les Films D’ici, Medieoperatørene as   WORLD SALES: Hannah Horner, Doc & Film International   GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR: