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The Blue Inmates (12A) + Live virtual ScreenTalk with Zeina Daccache (live from Lebanon)

UK Premiere (Captioned)

BEV The Blue Inmates

Director Zeina Daccache is on a mission to reform penal law in Lebanon.

Having introduced and pioneered drama therapy in the Lebanese prison system, Zeina’s theatre production 12 Angry Lebanese in 2009, and the documentary that emerged from that process, led to a progression in legislation to reduce the prison year and allow prisoners to get release for good conduct. 

Her third film in the series, The Blue Inmates, follows the making of a theatre production involving convicts with mental health conditions and demonstrates the legal hurdles inherent in Lebanese law, in which a 1943 law stipulates that ‘Insane’, ‘Mad’ or ‘Possessed’ offenders shall be incarcerated until they can prove they are ‘cured’, meaning offenders are in reality serving a life sentence regardless of their crime.

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2021 Lebanon dir Zeina Daccache 75 min

Reclaim The Frame x International is a new international collaboration between Birds’ Eye View (UK), Flying Broom Foundation (Turkey),  Women Make Waves (Taiwan) and Regards de femmes: festival international de film de femmes (Tunisia). With the shared mission to increase gender diversity and inclusion in cinema Reclaim the Frame x International aims to support culturally diverse women & non-binary filmmakers through the circulation of works, collaboration and a professional development programming. 

Reclaim The Frame x International is funded by the British Council’s International Collaboration Grants, which are designed to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate on international arts projects. The screening is also supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.      

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