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Under the patronage of HRH Princess Rym Ali, Zaha Cultural Center in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission- Jordan (RFC) launched today the second edition of the Children Film Week in Amman.
The screening event will last till the 8th of April with the participation of films from Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, UAE, Qatar, Germany, Japan and the Czech Republic. The screenings aim to give children of different ages, the opportunity to watch a variety of quality films and to give them a chance to express themselves and discuss the different aspects of the films.
At the opening, Rania Subaih, Director of the Zaha Cultural Center, commended this event and the importance of its continuity, as a one of a kind cultural event specialized for children, to raise their awareness in a variety of topics as well as entertain them. She added that the event targets school children primarily and comes in line with the center’s various activities for children, and will also shed the light on the role of cinema and film as a tool useful of communication.
George David, General Manager of the Royal Film Commission, said that the RFC gives special and high importance to children’s screenings and events in Amman and the governorates. He added that holding this week-long event for the second year comes as part of the RFC’s efforts to provide an educational as well as entertaining activity, in line with its other projects such as the Cinebus, a bus that tours different governorates and youth centers to screen children’s films. David also acknowledged the importance of the support and cooperation with the Zaha Cultural Center in this field.
In the framework of the event, the RFC has also organized a "Filmmaking for Children" workshop which introduced the young participants to the basic elements of making a film. As a result of this workshop a short film has been produced by the children and was screened today at the opening.
It is worth mentioning that the cooperation between the Zaha Cultural Center and the RFC was initiated last year with the launch of the first Children’s Film Week in March 2011, showcasing a selection of unique films that the audience of youngsters greatly enjoyed.