A Maid for Each in competition at the Berlinale

Sørfond-supported documentary A Maid for Each signed Maher Abi Samra is selected for the prestigious section Forum at the film festival in Berlin. The film is co-produced by Medieoperatørene.

Av 10. feb 2016

A Maid for Each and Norwegian co-producer Ida Ven Bruusgaard at Medieoperatørene were granted NOK 450 000 (EUR 60 000) from Sørfond in 2013. “It is exiting to see that a documentary joins the list of supported films included in one of the worlds most influential film festivals”, says Lasse Skagen Artistic Director for Film From the South.

- "Medieoperatørene is proud to be co-producers on "Makhdoumin - A Maid for Each". It has been very exciting to work with the producers in Beirut and follow Maher Abi Samras journey trough a debated industry in Lebanon which thematic relevance that travel beyond just this countries borders. The support from Sørfond has been crucial for making the production happen. We are so exited to have the world premiere in Berlin and are shouting ”hip hurray” from Norway", says Eirin O Høgetveit producer at Medieoperatørene. 

Sørfond wishes Maher and the rest of the involved parties the best of luck in Berlin and we cannot wait to see it at the big screen! 

 About the film 
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 and the worker the property. 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, police are on his side. He decides to open his agency for us.

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