Inside one of Lebanon's toughest prisons, 45 inmates act out a parable about the failure of the criminal justice system

Filmmaker: Zeina Daccache

Drama therapist Zeina Daccache made headlines by doing the impossible: she got access to one of Lebanon's toughest men's prisons (Roumieh) to work with 45 inmates on an adaptation of Reginald Rose's play Twelve Angry Men.

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After 15 months of rehearsals, the good and the great of Beirut society, from the prosecutor-general to the minister of interior, were invited to sit in a makeshift theatre and watch a group of convicted murderers, rapists and drug dealers act out a parable about the failure of the criminal justice system.

It was a life-changing experience for the inmates and a groundbreaking project which opened the doors to a usually closed world.

Source: Al Jazeera