[Empleadas y Patrones]

A revealing look into the lives of wealthy Panamanians and those they employ, this visually creative documentary explores the class divide in Latin America from both sides. Disheartened maids tell harsh stories of devilish children, ridiculously long hours and unfounded accusations of theft. Snobbish bosses complain about incorrect formal table settings, maids taking maternity leave and even the use of black magic. However, both sides attest that genuine affection can grow after working closely for so many years. Official Selection, 2011 HotDocs Film Festival.

DIR/SCR/PROD Abner Benaim; PROD Marcelo Schapces. Panama, 2010, color, 64 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Sun, Sep 25, 9:45; Mon, Sep 26, 5:30; Wed, Sep 28, 5:30

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