films – Cinema Akil


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DIRECTED BY
Maher Abi Samra
United Arab Emirates | 13+ | 67 mins | Documentary | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

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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DIRECTED BY
Mohamed Ben Attia
Tunisia | 13+ | 100 mins | Drama | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

Riadh is about to retire from his work as a forklift operator at the port of Tunis. The life he shares with his wife Nazli revolves around their only son Sami, who is preparing for his high school exams. The boy's repeated migraine attacks are a cause of much worry to his parents. But when he finally seems to be getting better, Sami suddenly disappears…


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