Room Without a View

  • Documentary
  • 1h 13m

Ussel løn, manipulation og et værelse uden vinduer. Libanons utallige stuepiger svarer igen i en undersøgelse af det moderne slaveris mekanismer.

Ussel løn, manipulation og et værelse uden vinduer. Libanons utallige stuepiger svarer igen i en undersøgelse af det moderne slaveris mekanismer.

Slaveriet er aldrig ophørt, det har bare fundet andre navne og nye måder at skjule sig på. Her får vi et eksempel på hvordan. Roser Corellas film zoomer ind på Beirut, hvor overklassen i stor stil hyrer stuepiger fra lande som Etiopien, Kenya og Filippinerne gennem bureauer, der vejleder folk i at snyde og manipulere de unge kvinder til at arbejde fuld tid (bogstavelig talt) for en ussel løn. Man bliver oprørt, men Corella holder hovedet koldt og piller det inhumane ‘kafala’-system fra hinanden stykke for stykke. Hun analyserer situationen i både ord og billeder, men det er de underbetalte stuepiger selv, der leverer konklusionen i form af demonstrationer, protester og krav om ordentlige vilkår. ‘Room without a View’, hvis titel beskriver de værelser, som kvinderne får stillet til rådighed, forener en kunstnerisk og en undersøgende vinkel i sin udstilling af det moderne slaveris afskyelige uvæsen. En film, som er højaktuel i alle verdenshjørner - desværre.

Meagre wages, manipulation and a room without windows. Lebanon’s countless maids fight back against the mechanisms of modern slavery.

Slavery has never ended. It has just assumed other names and ways to conceal itself. Roser Corella’s film zooms in on Beirut, where the upper class on a large scale hires maids from countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and the Philippines through agencies that advise people how to cheat and manipulate the young women to work full-time (literally) for meagre wages. An upsetting revelation, but Corella keeps a cool head and tears the inhuman ‘kafala’ system apart piece by piece. She analyses the situation in both words and images, but it is the underpaid maids themselves who provide the conclusion in the form of demonstrations, protests and demands for proper working conditions. ‘Room without a View’, the title of which describes the rooms made available to the women, combines an artistic and an investigative approach to its exposition of the abominable monster that is modern slavery. A film that is highly topical in all parts of the world - unfortunately.

Director

Roser Corella

Producer

Florian Kläger

Sprog

German, Philippine Languages, Amharic

Undertekster

English

Lande

Germany, Austria

Studie

Moving Mountains Films

Bonusindhold

Q&A
20m

Q&A med Roser Corella (instruktør)

Q&A with Roser Corella (director)