Thu, June 2, 2016 6:30 pm at New York Institute of Technology
Act for Lebanonpresents an engaging tragicomic documentary that follows women inmates through a 10-month drama therapy/theater project set up in 2012 by director Zeina Daccache at the Baabda Prison in Lebanon.
Scheherezade's Diary by Zeina Daccache
Documentary | Lebanon| 2014 | 78 min | Arabic with English subtitles
For trailer,click here.
Screening followed by discussion with DirectorTickets: $ 30 General Admission | $45 Prime Seating
(for tickets, click here)
New York Institute of Technology
New York, NY 10023
Through their unprecedented theater initiative, entitled Scheherazade’s Diary, these “murderers of husbands, adulterers and drug felons” reveal their stories—tales of domestic violence, traumatic childhoods, failed marriages, forlorn romances, and deprivation of motherhood. The women of Baabda Prison share their personal stories, and in doing so, hold up a mirror to Lebanese society and all societies that repress women.
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