It's all but obligatory for middle and upper-class families in Brazil to employ a housemaid and the country has more domestic workers than any other. Gabriel Mascaro's powerful and sensitive film Housemaids directly addresses this long-unspoken issue, which some describe as one of the most prominent remnants of the country's colonial past. Mascara asked seven adolescents from different regions in Brazil to film their housemaids for a week. The film uncovers the complex relationship that exists between housemaids and their employers, confusing intimacy and power. These stories are memorable, emotional and revealing of contemporary Brazil.
|Date and time:||February 21, 2014|
|Location:||Wexner Center Film/Video Theater|
|Event category:||Wexner Center|