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Scheherazade's Diary: Film Screening and Discussion

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Sherrill Library Room 251, Brattle Campus, Lesley University

89 Brattle Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Discussant: Nisha Sajnani, Phd, RDT-BCT

**Event is free and open to the public as part of the Women Take The Reel Film Series with MIT

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. A discussion will take place after the film with Nisha Sajnani, Associate Professor, Director of Global Interdisciplinary Program and Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Drama Therapy MA program at Lesley University. For the film’s trailer, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VnZGmd6EMg


Please RSVP, but walk-ins are welcome!
Any questions, please contact Beth Tallett at etallett@lesley.edu

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