Monday, September 20, 2010


MASHROU3 LEILA VLOG003 - SOUNDCHECK SAIDA from mashrou3 Leila on Vimeo.

last year around this time we were sound checking in Saida for the 3erss el Madina street festival. that's when we started the vlog - an it stopped for a while - now it'll be back, on a weekly basis [fingers crossed] - of things that happened, things that are happening and might happen between the 7 of us.

Monday, September 13, 2010


this is one of the most moving and inspirational documentaries I've seen in such a long time. it's till running in METROPOLIS CINEMA in sofil till tomorrow. I think the dates will be extended - not sure till when.
Zeina Daccache is an inspirational woman -
watch it -

The film follows an all-male group of adult inmates, residing in Lebanon’s notorious Roumieh Prison, who experienced the pioneer practice of Drama Therapy/Theatre in 2008-2009 led by the female drama therapist, Zeina Daccache, executive director of Catharsis-Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy. 

For 15 months, 45 inmates, some completely illiterate, found themselves working together to present the production of the play 12 Angry Lebanese, an adaptation of Reginald Rose’s 12 Angry Men. 
The film shows the diverse rehearsals, the interviews with the inmate-actors, and the interaction with both director and audience. 

12 Angry Lebanese-the documentary- is produced by Catharsis with the support of the Italian Cooperation Office of the Embassy of Italy in Beirut in the framework of the ROSS Emergency Program, and in collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities and the Ministry of Justice. 
The film was also screened at The Royal Film Commission- Jordan (January 2010), the closure ceremony of Doc à Tunis Film Festival-Tunis (April 2010) and the closure ceremony of “La Semaine du Documentaire de Fès”, Morocco (May 2010). In July 2010, the film toured in major cities in Australia in the frame of the Arab Film Festival. 

The film will be screened daily from the 2nd until the 14th of September at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 PM at Metropolis, Empire, Sofil, Ashrafieh.
For info and booking please contact Metropolis at 03 533 710.
For group reservations and fundraising please contact Catharsis at 03 162 573 or

« 12 Angry Lebanese - the documentary»
A film by: Zeina Daccache
Cast: The inmates of Roumieh Prison
DOP: Jocelyne Abi Gebrayel
Editing: Michèle Tyan
Sound: Raed Younan
Soundtrack: The inmates of Roumieh Prison
Produced by Catharsis

For more info about the film 12 Angry Lebanese-the documentary- please visit the Facebook page: 12 Angry Lebanese-the documentary.