London, UK - Events Local News Contact
Scheherazade's Diary | Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 4pm
Ritzy Brixton Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane Brixton, London SW2 1 JG
Mar 21, 2014

This engaging tragicomic documentary follows women inmates through a 10-month drama therapy/theatre project set up in 2012 by director Zeina Daccache at the Baabda Prison in Lebanon. Through their unprecedented theatre initiative, entitled Scheherazade in Baabda, 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.

Trending Today
Caitlin Moran's Posthumous Advice for Her Daughter
Caitlin Moran20,489 views today ·
I Know Islamic State. What They Fear More Than Bombs Is Unity
Nicolas Hénin16,853 views today ·
What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic
Asam Ahmad13,010 views today ·
On the Wildness of Children: The Revolution Will Not Take Place In The Classroom
Carol Black9,370 views today ·
Paramedic's Response to "Burger Flippers" Making an Equal $15/Hour is Beautiful
Craig Carilli7,923 views today ·
I Promise, It's Not Lame to Ask a Woman for Permission
Dave Booda4,885 views today ·
The Self-Defeating Concept of “Resistance”
Caitlin Johnstone2,644 views today ·
The Wrongs of Counter-Violence
Paul Rogers1,915 views today ·
A Design School for Planetary Collapse
Joe Brewer1,903 views today ·
Load More
What's Next
Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
90 min
It Is All About Control: The Power of the Situation
27 min
CRASS: There Is No Authority But Yourself
65 min
Like us on Facebook?
Scheherazade's Diary | Human Rights Watch Film Festival