A film by Maher Abi Samra
All events will begin with a half-hour tour of the exhibition led by members of Public Works Studio.
We have become accustomed to the presence of “maids” in every detail of our lives, as we are accustomed to their influence on the rhythm of our daily lives. We, whether men or women, children or the elderly, remain served, inventing and creating alternatives and solutions to our “needs”. The state, on its part, motivates us and pushes us to find solutions on our own and to be independent from it. Zain, the owner of one of the maid recruitment offices in Beirut, walks us through his daily encounters and the inner workings of his business.
The screening will be followed by a discussion of the research conducted by Public Works Studio into the history of the maid’s room and how it became the stifling hidden space we see today.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝘁 𝗕𝗲𝗶𝗿𝘂𝘁 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿. 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗶𝘀. 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀, 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝘃𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱 (𝟮 𝗱𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀), 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲*, 𝗼𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗖𝗥 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆.
*𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗖𝗥 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝟭𝟭 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝟲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗼𝗹𝗱