Screening: “12 Angry Lebanese”
May 9, 2011 8:00 PM
BB 903, Beirut campus
The Outreach and Civic Engagement Unit along with the LAU–MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Program are proud to bring to you Zeina Daccache’s widely acclaimed film presented by the inmates of Roumieh Prison entitled 12 Angry Lebanese.
The projection of the movie is part of a fundraiser for the betterment of the lives of the inmates of Roumieh Prison. A Q&A with Zeina Daccache will follow the projection.
Tickets will be sold for LL10,000 on both Beirut and Byblos campuses starting May 3, 2011. For further information about how to get the tickets, please contact Zaher Kamaleddine at firstname.lastname@example.org. or Sarah Bou Ajram at email@example.com.
We hope to see you there!
Synopsis of the documentary:
For 15 months, 45 inmates, some completely illiterate, worked together to present an adaptation of Reginald Rose’s famous stage play 12 Angry Men (known worldwide through the Sidney Lumet film starring Henry Fonda). The choice of play, which touches upon the themes of forgiveness, self- development, stigma and hope, was no accident. Daccache added monologues, songs and dance routines created by the prisoners to the original text. A must see, this remarkable documentary includes rehearsals, drama therapy sessions and interviews, revealing the tremendous dignity and despair of the prisoners as well as the charismatic Daccache’s boundless energy and patience. Winner: “Best Documentary, Audience Award, Dubai Film Festival”; “Audience Award, Dox Box, Damascus.”