12 Angry Lebanese men in Westchester, NY

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12 Angry Lebanese

“What kind of a girl saunters in to a maximum security prison and starts telling the inmates what to do? One with a lot of guts—and training.” (Arab Comment)

Zeina Daccache, a powerhouse actress and theater director, spent 15 months working with male inmates in Lebanon’s infamous Roumieh Prison, overseeing their gradual evolution into a cohesive troupe with a common goal: mounting a production of 12 Angry Men. The winner of the People’s Choice Award and Best Arab Documentary at the Dubai International Film Festival, 12 Angry Lebanese is a revealing, engaging, and uplifting look at the benefits of art and performance in the most unlikely places, and a reminder of the commonalities among prisoners everywhere.

Q&A Oct. 12, 7:00: panel of speakers from Rehabilitation Through the Arts, which runs theater programs at Sing Sing and other New York prisons.

Zeina Daccache. 2009. 85 m. NR. Lebanon, Arabic with subtitles.

Official Website / TrailerArab Comment interview

Tue, October 12 7:00 1
Wed, October 20 5:00
1w/panel of speakers from Rehabilitation Through the Arts
Tickets: $6 (members), $11 (nonmembers)

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