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‘Scheherazade’s Diary’ film and Reception with film director and President of Catharsis, Zeina Daccache
June 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
This engaging tragicomic documentary 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. Through their unprecedented theater initiative, entitled Scheherazade’s Diary, these “murderers of husbands, adulterers and drug felons” reveal their storiesâ€”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.