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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.


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Scheherazade's Diary | Human Rights Watch Film Festival