Roser Corella
Room without a view
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Room without a view

Room without a view

Roser Corella

2020
73 min.
Austria and Germany
Arabic, Amharic, Bengali, French and English
Subtitles: Catalan, Spanish and English

A group portrait of the stark reality of migrant women employed as domestic workers in Lebanon. Slavery, capitalism and feminism.

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Roser Corella
Executive Production
Florian Kläger
Production
Roser Corella
Camera
Roser Corella, Alfonso Moral
Editing
Ginés Olivares
Grading
Abdulmonim Twebti
Music
Paul Frick
Sound recording
Roser Corella, Florian Kläger
Sound design
Gábor Ripli
Synopsis

Catalan director Roser Corella narrates the harsh reality of foreign domestic workers in Middle East countries. Combining multiple perspectives, it offers an intimate look at the lives of employers, intermediary agents and maids.

The documentary opens an unprecedented window into a silenced reality and helps us understand the power structures that allow the existence of this evil system of modern slavery. From the legal framework that creates a control structure that promotes abuse and corruption, to the private sphere of the home that perpetuates a patriarchal system discriminating Lebanese women and in turn violating the rights of foreign domestic workers.

A courageous look at a form of contemporary slavery that reflects on the role of women and domestic work in capitalist societies.

About the direction
Roser Corella

Roser Corella

Director

Roser Corella (Barcelona,1978) is an Independent Documentary Filmmaker currently based in Berlin. Ro...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

2021
DocsBarcelona Festival · Latitud
Edició 2021

Awards and festivals

CPH:DOX
Denmark, 2021
HOT DOCS
Canada, 2021
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Room without a view
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