France, Lebanon, Norway, United Arab Emirates 2016 – Director: Maher Abi Samra – Original language: Arabic – Subtitles: English

For middle-class families in Lebanon, employing a domestic worker is the norm. Agencies arrange the fresh supply of young women from Africa and Asia. Absorbing and agonizing insights into the agencies’ everyday affairs, which lie somewhere between global commerce and slavery.

English/Original Title: MAKHDOUMIN. Writer: Maher Abi Samra, Maya Abdul-Malak. Camera: Claire Mathon. Sound: Moncef Taleb. Editing: Rana Sabbagha, Ruben Korenfeld. Production: Orjouane Productions. Producer: Jinane Dagher, Sabine Sidawi. Length: 67 min. International Sales: Doc & Film International

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