Scheherazade’s Diary at Lesley

Directed by Zeina Daccache
March 7, 2017 from 4:00 - 6:00pm
Sherrill Library Room 251
99 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Lesley University Brattle Campus

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 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.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Nisha Sajnani, Phd, RDT-BCT, Associate Professor, Lesley University.