A Women-Focused Film Week in Amman

Apr 7, 2022 2:16:37 PM

Leen Hajjar

Jordan’s capital city of Amman hosted the 10th edition of “Women’s Film Week,” showcasing films that raise awareness about women-related matters.

Film Week was held under the patronage of Jordan’s HRH Princess Basma, King Abdullah II’s aunt and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, as well as in partnership with Jordan’s Royal Film Commission (RFC) and UN Women.

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This year’s edition presented productions that depicted 13 powerful stories of women from across the globe. The films were produced in various languages including, French, German, Italian, English, and Swedish, and were shown with English or Arabic subtitles.

“Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” was the slogan of the opening ceremony, which discussed important topics such as women’s rights, climate change, and women and girls’ valuable contributions for a sustainable future.

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All films were screened in March at the famous Rainbow Theatre in Amman. The theater is an independent arts and entertainment venue that opened in 1957, making it one of the oldest theaters in the kingdom.

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The theater aimsto bring together the best in local and regional entertainment in a unique atmosphere right at the heart of Amman's artistic community.” Since then, it has been constantly renovated to continue presenting films to the public.

The theater is located in the vibrant and cultural neighborhood of Jabal Amman, which is filled with local cafes, art galleries, and shops.  


Leen Hajjar

Written by Leen Hajjar

Leen Hajjar, born and raised in Amman, is JTBNA's blog editor. A recent graduate from Villanova University with a master's degree in Communication, Leen focuses on media analysis, specifically mainstream media’s portrayal of Arabs and the Middle East. Her previous experience as a writer for Al Arabiya English, inspired stories that shed light on the diverse and positive attributes of the Arab world, aiming to provide a more comprehensive representation of the region and its people.

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