Neue libanesische Filme

  Zeina Daccache, Libanon, 2009, OV/e, 78 Minuten

12 Angry Lebanese: The Documentary

Theatre director Zeina Daccache struggled to set up Lebanon's first prison-based drama project in the country's notorious Roumieh Prison. It regularly holds nearly 3200 prisoners and has been deemed to be very overcrowded. For 15 months, 45 adult male inmates, some completely illiterate, found themselves working together to present an adaptation of the famous stage play „12 Angry Men“. In the course of their artistic journey, these murderers, drug dealers and rapists reveal kindness and faith in life.