Zeina Daccache is a Lebanese actress and director-producer-writer of documentaries. In 2007 she founded the NGO Catharsis-Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy, which brought the innovative tools of drama therapy to Lebanon. Her work there led to the theatrical production known as 12 Angry Lebanese featuring inmates of Roumieh Prison. This show was later filmed for the documentary of the same name and she was nominated for an APSA for Best Documentary Feature as well as winning the Dubai International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award. The show and film led to the implementation of Law 463 in 2009 (the reduction of sentences for good behavior). Her second feature documentary, Scheherazade’s Diary (2013), won ten international awards including Dubai’s FIPRESCI Prize.

Accolades

Zeina Daccache
Best Documentary Film, 2010

12 Angry Lebanese: The Documentary

Best Documentary Film, 2010

12 Angry Lebanese: The Documentary

A theatre director, specialising in working with disadvantaged and traumatised people, Zeina Daccache struggled to set up Lebanon’s first prison-based drama project in the country’s…

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Films

12 Angry Lebanese: The Documentary
2010

12 Angry Lebanese: The Documentary

Lebanon
2010

12 Angry Lebanese: The Documentary

A theatre director, specialising in working with disadvantaged and traumatised people, Zeina Daccache struggled to set up Lebanon’s first prison-based drama project in the country’s…

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