Dir. Roser Corella - 73min - 2021, Germany, Austria
Migrant domestic workers from Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Ghana, hired as maids under the Kafala system in Lebanon, are not considered employees since they are given food and lodging, and ostensibly, live as part of their employer's family. Kept in tiny quarters, held captive without access to their passports, denied salaries and time off, they are caught in a system that operates as a sponsorship program in theory, but as slavery in practice. Anonymous sources from a multitude of perspectives speak without being seen—from employers to agents to maids—to heighten the invisibility of this human rights issue that implicates many Arab nations, where keeping up appearances and having maids is a measure of status.