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Filmmaker Q&A with Zeina Daccache of Catharsis Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy
Friday, Nov 6, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meet Zeina Daccache filmmaker and Executive Director of Catharsis, the first Drama Therapy Center in Lebanon and the Arab Region. Looking at Zeina’s work with female inmates at Baabda Prison in Lebanon, and her documentary, Scheherazade’s Diary, we’ll discuss how drama offers marginalized populations tools for self-advocacy and affects change. Drawing correlations between the current crisis in Lebanon, with the role art therapy plays in collective healing in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina.

All event times are Central Time.

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