Roser Corella | Germany, Austria 2021 | 73 Min. | OmeU

14.05. | 5pm
Votiv Kino, Gr. Saal | TICKETS

© Alfonso Moral

Every year, thousands of women from African and Asian countries are hired as domestic workers in Lebanon where they are helplessly exposed to their exploitation. The Lebanese Kafala system, which exists in parallel to the labour law, encourages corruption, abuse, and cover-ups. Even the architecture serves to disguise the women’s situation: for instance, windowless duty rooms are already included in the planning of the building.

ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW is dedicated to the fate of these domestic workers and also highlights the backgrounds of employers and agents. A film that exposes modern slavery and shows women’s resistance strategies in a patriarchal capitalist system.

Director: Roser Corella
Camera: Roser Corella and Alfonso Moral
Edit: Ginés Olivares
Production: Florian Kläger and Moving Mountains Film
Colour Grading: Abdulmonim Twebti
Sound: Roser Corella, Florian Kläger, Gábor Ripli
Music: Paul Frick


CPH:DOX 2021
Hot Docs 2021
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2021
Shanghai Film Festival 2021
Kraków Film Festival 2021
Zurich Film Festival 2021
Guangzhou Int Documentary FF 2021
DocsMx 2021
Festivals des Libertés 2021

Amnesty International Award at DocsBarcelona 2021
Special Mention at DMZ DOCS 2021
Best Film award – Human Rights DOC at the Festival Del Cinema dei Diritti Umani di Napoli 2021
Best documentary ex aequo award at Laceno d’oro 2021
Prix du Partenariat France – Organisation Internationale du Travail at Filmer le travail

Roser Corella (Barcelona, 1978) is an Independent Documentary Filmmaker currently based in Berlin. Roser began her career as video-journalist for the Catalan TV, but her interest in human stories behind global issues moved her to start self-producing and developing a personal vision within the documentary field. Her work – Machine man(short, 2011), Prisoners of Kanun (short, 2014), Grab and run (feature, 2017) – has been shown worldwide, winning numerous awards. Her fascination for the documentary genre has led her to travel the world in search of stories that deserve to be told. Not only towitness but to challenge and raise critical questions about contemporary societies.