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Hungarian Filmmaker Tells Domestic Slave’s Story – and Helps Her Escape

When filmmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter met 52-year-old Marish, a Hungarian factory worker and maid, she was drawn to her haggard face – one that seemed as if it belonged to a much older woman.

Tuza-Ritter asked if she could film Marish’s life, factory by day and househelp by night, for a few days to make a five-minute film. But those few days turned into 18 months as the director slowly understood the dark reality she was capturing.

“I’m not sure there was a moment I realized my film was uncovering modern slavery; it was a gradual process,” said the director of “A Woman …read more