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ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW

A Chronicle of The Exploitation Of Migrant Domestic Workers In Lebanon

Room Without A View reveals the dire reality of foreign domestic workers in Middle Eastern countries such as Lebanon. The documentary offers an intimate insight into the private lives of employers, agents and maids. Laws create a legal structure of inequality and power imbalance that encourages corruption and abuse. Sexism and the patriarchal system discriminate against Lebanese women in turn perpetuates abuse against foreign domestic workers. Exposing a modern form of slavery, the film reflects on the role of women and domestic worker in capitalist societies.

THE FILMMAKER

Roser Corella (Barcelona, 1978) is an Independent Documentary Filmmaker currently based in Berlin. Roser began her career as video-journalist for the Catalan TV, but her interest in human stories behind global issues moved her to start self-producing and developing a personal vision within the documentary field. Her work - Machine man (short, 2011), Prisoners of Kanun (short, 2014), Grab and run (feature, 2017) – has been shown worldwide, winning numerous awards. Her fascination for the documentary genre has led her to travel the world in search of stories that deserve to be told. Not only to witness but to challenge and raise critical questions about contemporary societies.

FESTIVALS, AWARDS, AND SPECIAL SCREENINGS

The Film Festival, Poland
DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival 2021, Spain
Biografilm Festival, International Celebration of Lives, Italy
DOCUMED The Association of Documentary Cinema, Tunisia
Shanghai International Film Festival, China
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, Korea
Black Star International Film Festival, Ghana
Job Film Days International Film Festival, Italy
The Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland
DocsMX International Documentary Film Festival, Mexico
One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Check Republic
Festivals des Libertés, Belgium
Palestine Cinema Days
The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
Karama Human Rights Festival (HRFF), Jordan
World Premiere – CPH:DOX’s F:act Award Competition, Copenhagen Int’l Documentary Film Festival, Denmark
North American Premiere – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Best Documentary Ex Aequo award – Laceno D'oro International Film Festival, Italy
Best Documentary Feature – Brights Future Independent Film Festival Gothenburg, Sweden
Amnesty International Catalunya Award – DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival, Spain
Award Human Rights Documentary – Festival del Cinema dei Diritti Umani di Napoli, Italy
Honorable Mention – DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, Korea

ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW: A CHRONICLE OF THE EXPLOITATION OF MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKERS IN LEBANON

Catalog # EPF16040 ● ISBN: 978-1-933724-80-5 ● UPC: 6-82086-16040-5 ● Not Rated ● Color ● NTSC

73 Minutes ● Copyright 2020 ● Arabic, Amharic, Bengali, French, English, English Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles