Madame servante | کنیز خانم

Directed and produced by Afsaneh Salari

HD | 20’ | 2009 | Iran


Madame Servante takes us on a journey to a Saffron farm in in Khorasan region, in Iran. Through the intimate observation of Kaniz and other young women woking from dawn to dusk, this film sheds light on the backstory of the most expensive spice in the world, produced through the labour of women with minimum rights.

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Camera: Mohsen Zarei

Editing: Afsaneh Salari

Production and sound design: Morteza Golkar

Production manager: Maryam Amadeh

Photo: Maryam Houshyar

Director and production assistant: Zeyneb Bickioglu