Film Festival: Screening: 12 Angry Lebanese: The Documentary (NY Premiere)

Sat, June 25, 2011 9:00 pm at Walter Reade Theater, Film Society of Lincoln Center

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Alwan for the Arts and the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival present a New York premiere:

12 ANGRY LEBANESE: THE DOCUMENTARY by Zeina Daccache (Lebanon, 2009,78 minutes, in Arabic with English subtitles)

Saturday June 25 9:15 p.m.

Sunday June 26 4:00 p.m.

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For nearly a year and a half, 45 prison inmates in Lebanon’s largest prison found themselves working together to present their version of Reginald Rose’s play 12 Angry Men, which they rename 12 Angry Lebanese. A theatre director who specializes in working with disadvantaged and traumatized people, Zeina Daccache is a powerhouse. Revealing the tremendous dignity and despair of the prisoners, her inspired theatre project changes their lives—offering a transformative experience for the audience that encourages the staff of the prison to reconsider the potential of their inmates. The drama therapy sessions, the interviews with the inmates, and the interaction with both Daccache and the audience convey an extraordinary message of trust, forgiveness, and change, as Daccache exposes the complex layers of each actor’s personality as well as the remarkable evolution they experience as a group.

Alwan & 3rd i NY Film Program is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, and by the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by NYSCA and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Last updated: 2011-06-09 12:58:50

Walter Reade Theater, Film Society of Lincoln Center

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New York, NY 10023-6595
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