Maid in Hell

Søren Klovborg, Denmark, 2018


Can an employment system hide a reality of torture and humiliation? Maid in Hell offers a glimpse into the commonplace reality of harassment, abuse, rape and 18-hour work days which migrant domestic workers across the Middle East face. Trapped by the Kafala system, their passports are confiscated and they are bound to their employer. Unable to flee, they risk harsh punishments or imprisonments if they try. “Maid in Hell” gives unprecedented access to this frightening and brutal form of modern slavery. Following employment agents who vividly describe the trade, as well as maids who struggle to find a way home after harrowing, and sometimes, deadly experiences, we come to understand the grotesque reality faced by thousands of women each day.
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Original title Maid in Hell
Danish title Hushjælp i helvede
Other titles Why Slavery
Director Søren Klovborg
Producer Mette Heide
Production country Denmark
Production companies The Why Foundation
TV release 15.10.2018, DR 1, en del af serien "Why Slavery"


Production companies The Why Foundation


Direction Søren Klovborg


Producer Mette Heide

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