Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TV PARODY: Mme Najem advises Lebanese women on the subject of Domestic workers

WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS DELIBERATELY OFFENSIVE

This is an amazingly poignant parody (SNL style) of certain Lebanese "high-class" ladies and the way they treat/speak about their maids. Yet the actress (Ingrid Bawwab) is so good at getting into character that one could forget that it is a parody!
Of course, this is in fact part of a campaign against the mistreatment of domestic workers in Lebanon. The actress in the video does an amazing job of making people aware of this shameful reality while seeming to take herself very seriously.
This video clip was cleverly done by Shankaboot- the first Arabic web series from the streets and rooftops of Beirut.

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After madam Najem 'polished' the image of Lebanon with her views on domestic workers, it is time now for Doulica to speak out.

بعد ما مدام نجم بيّضت وجه المرأة اللبنانية، هلق صار وقت دوليكا تحكي



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