Exploitaton Hotel: The Kellys

(Hotel Explotación: Las Kellys)
Georgina Cisquella | Documentary

2018 | 55 minutes | Spain

An analysis of the hotel employment crisis on the Baleric Islands, where chambermaids are paid less than 2 euros to clean a room.


Hotel Explotación: Las Kellys uncovers the hidden reality of over 200,000 women working as cleaning staff in Spain's hospitality industry. Despite their indispensable role, they remain invisible and vulnerable to exploitation. In October 2016, the Kellys (hotel chambermaids) decided to take a stand for their rights against outsourcing and unfair labor practices.

As the government touts the strength of the tourism sector, the Kellys endure deteriorating working conditions and unfair wages. Over 70% rely on medication to endure the stress of cleaning multiple rooms daily. As outsourcing becomes a trend, many find themselves excluded from regular hotel staff.

 Hotel Explotación: Las Kellys chronicles their struggle to organize, empower, and reclaim their dignity in the face of exploitation. Aimed at educators seeking to shed light on labor rights and social justice issues, this documentary offers a poignant portrayal of resilience and collective action amidst systemic injustice.


"As a testimony it's revealed as an absolutely necessary documentary of denunciation." - Fernando Bernal, Cinemanía


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DIRECTOR: Georgina Cisquella


YEAR: 2018

GENRE: Documentary


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adult



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