A Maid for Each

Dokus
Independent
| 67 min
Arabic
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In Lebanon, there are around 200,000 foreign domestic workers for every four million inhabitants, who, deprived of their basic rights, eke out an existence under constant control. In the business, the employees are not so much service providers as goods imported by special agencies, under conditions that amount to a modern variant of the slave trade. A haunting and gripping study of complacency in the face of monstrosity, MAKHDOUMIN turns its focus to a mirror in the kaleidoscope of social fabric, revealing an extremely complex portrait of our reality. "Watching the film feels like looking at a terrifying reality through a two-way mirror. Abi Samra's artful, formalistic methodology succinctly exposes the process of dehumanization." (Variety)