A Maid for Each

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Arab Film Festival

A Maid for Each


Lennox Theatre


19 August 2017

Event Type

Cinema Screening

Date & Time: Saturday 19 August at 5pm

LEBANON | 67 min | Dir: Maher Abi Samra

A documentary about the real business of domestic workers in Lebanon. Workers are classified per their nationality and ethnicity and their wages vary depending on their classification. In this complex industry, the relationship is quite simple: the Lebanese employer is the master and the domestic worker is a commodity. Zein owns an agency that recruits and supplies domestic workers in Beirut. He arranges for Asian and African women to work in Lebanese households and assists his clients to choose “mail-order” workers that suit their needs. With the justice, police and marketing systems on his side, Zein decides to open his agency to us.


Director: Maher Abi Samra
Producer: Jinane Dagher, Sabine Sidawai
Scriptwriter: Maher Abi Samra
Animator: Fadi Baki
DOP: Claire Mathon
Editor: Rana Sabbagha, Ruben Korenfeld


Jordan | 20 min | Dir: Said Zahga

A school teacher has to gain his young son’s confidence and admiration through an act of violence. Set in Aqaba, Jordan, this short film is an Arabic-language adaptation of Raymond Carver’s “Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettes”.

All films are subtitled in English and have been exempt from classification and restricted to persons aged 15+ unless accompanied by an adult.


Ticket Options

Full Price $22
Concession $18
Marathon Package $88 / 72
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30


67 min Feature + 20 min short

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