Jordan / The Royal Film Commission and the CMCA show films from PriMed 2017
8 March 2018
8 March 2018
On February 25th, 26th and 27th, the CMCA (Centre Méditerranéen de la Communication Audiovisuelle) and the Jordanian Royal Film Commission screened several documentaries. All had been shown at the 2017 PriMed in Marseille, some of them had won awards.
The screenings began on Sunday, February 25th with Hernàn Zin’s “Born in Syria”, following seven Syrian children for a year.
Monday evening began with Alejandro Gonzalez Salgado’s “Bolingo the Forest of Love”, winner of the Best Short Film at PriMed. The film is about the difficulties faced by migrant women on their journey from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe. It was followed by Ali Al-Ibrahim’s “A Day in Aleppo”, immersing viewers in the horrors of war through a day spent in that martyred city.
Finally on Tuesday, Hisham Abdel Khalek’s “A Footnote in Ballet History?” concluded this series of screenings. The film looks back at a classical ballet company created in Egypt during the Cold War by dancers of the Russian Bolshoi.
An extremely large audience was present during these 3 days. On the first day over 400 attended the screening in a cinema built for 250, some sitting on the floor and others standing for an hour and a half. An equal number couldn’t enter the room, so a second screening of Hernan Zin’s film “Born in Syria” will probably be organized in the coming weeks. The other 3 films also met with enormous success.
Sources: CMCA, Royal Film Commission Jordan
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