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A Maid for Each

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. 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 and police are on his side. He decides to open his agency for the film.

Producers Sabine Sidawi & Jinane Dagher
Production Company Orjouane Productions, Lebanon

Co-Producers Serge Lalou & Camille Laemel/Les Films d’Ici, Ida Ven Bruusgaard, Eirin O Høgetveit/Medieoperatørene AS
Language Arabic with English subtitles

Director: Maher Abi Samra

Maher Abi Samra was born in Beirut in 1965. He studied Drama Arts at the Lebanese University in Beirut and Audio-Visual Studies at the Institut National de l’Image et du Son in Paris and has worked as a photo-journalist for Lebanese dailies and international agencies.

2016 A Maid for Each / 2010 We Were Communists / 2007 Merely A Smell / 2004 Shatila Round-About / 2003 My friend / 2000 Women of Hezbollah / 1996 Building on the waves / 1995 Chronicle of returning