This engaging documentary follows women inmates through a ten-month drama therapy and theatre project established 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” – as they are deemed – reveal their stories of domestic violence, childhood trauma, failed marriages, forlorn romances and being deprived of motherhood. Drawing on the folk tales of One Thousand and One Nights
, the women of Baabda Prison use ancient Arab traditions of storytelling to share their personal stories and in doing so, hold up a mirror to Lebanese society and all societies that repress women.
SAFAR Multibuy offer: Tickets are £9 each when booking for 3 films or more.