MAIDS AND BOSSES

EMPLEADAS Y PATRONES

By Abner BENAIM

BARAKACINE - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010

A documentary about one of Latin America’s most peculiar relationships: Live in housemaids and their employers. They coexist in intimacy and at a distance, all under the same roof.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, PANAMA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Abner BENAIM
    • Writer(s)
    • Abner BENAIM
    • Producer(s)
    • Abner BENAIM (Apertura Films), Marcelo SCHAPCES (Barakacine)
    • Synopsis
    • Through the very peculiar relations between several live-in housemaids and their employers, Maids and Bosses evaluates human relations between social classes in Latin America. Rich and poor, under the same roof, share a big part of their life, and very complex emotional relations surge. Despite their physical proximity, maids and bosses are separated by an invisible socio-economical barrier. In this creative documentary, the class divide and its implications is approached from an intimate, personal point of view, focusing on those who choose to, or not, look each other in the eyes and accept each other as equals.
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