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

producer

Christian Wrangler

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35112

Language

English

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Blacks - South Africa

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → South Africa - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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