Maid In Hell

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Can an employment system hide a reality of torture and humiliation?

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Maid In Hell (Why Slavery? series)

Maid In Hell (Why Slavery? series)

35-year old Mary Kibwana is just one of thousands of women who lived through hell working as a domestic helper in Jordan. She is a mother of four and was lucky to return to her home in Kenya. She arrived in a wheelchair with 70% of her body burned. Two months later she died. Harassment, abuse, rape and 18-hour work days are the reality for domestic helpers who have travelled to the Middle East to find employment.
Trapped in the Kalafa system, their passports are confiscated and they risk harsh punishments or imprisonment if they dare to flee. Following who vividly describe the trade, as well as maids who share their harrowing experiences Maid In Hell gives unique access to this brutal form of modern slavery.

 

The Why Slavery? series:

Selling Children

US Prison Slaves

Dollar Heroes

Yazidi Slaves

A Woman Captured

Director Søren Klovborg
Producer Mette Heide
Duration 59 min
Year of Production 2018
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