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Maid to Stay
1999
Color
30 minutes
US
English subtitles

Maid to Stay

"Maid to Stay" is the story of four South Asian Women domestic workers in New York. Elizabeth has been sent back to India because her employers discover she's been talking to a women's group about how badly she's being treated. Shahida has escaped from trouble back home in Bangladesh and cannot return, but longs to do so. She doesn't like the work or being in the U.S. but must stay on. Nahar has been in exploitative work situations and now organizes other women like her. Gurbachan has fought and won legal battles against her former employers. Yet they choose to continue in this situation because their families in South Asia depend on them for economic support. One gets the sense that these women live in the present-tense, that they've written off their own futures for the sake of their faraway families, who they won't be seeing for an infinite period of time. English with subtitles.
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