Neue libanesische Filme

  Zeina Daccache, Libanon, 2013, OV/e, 80 Minuten

Scheherazade’s Diary

This gripping and tragicomic documentary features women inmates of Lebanon’s Baabda Prison who, through their unprecedented theatre initiative entitled „Scheherazade in Baabda“, reveal stories of domestic violence, traumatic childhood, failed marriage, forlorn romance and deprivation of motherhood that become the narratives of this self-revelatory film. The Scheherazades of Baabda dare to reflect on their wrongdoings and crimes. In doing so, the women inmates hold up a mirror to Lebanese society, implicating us all in oppression that often leads to crime.