Maids and madams

United Kingdom, 1985

Film
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Over a million black women live in a state of domestic bondage, underpaid, working long hours, at the mercy of draconian laws which separate them from their own families. This powerful documentary, shot in South Africa, examines the tragedy of Apartheid through the complex relationship between a black household worker and her white employer. This domestic situation is a microcosm of the situation at large.

Credits

director

Mira Hamermesh

producer

Christian Wrangler

Language

English

Duration

00:52:00:00

Colour

Colour

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