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Film Screening 09/02/2017

Date of Event: 09-February-2017

Time of Event: 19:00

Location of Event: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan


The Royal Film Commission - Jordan

invites you to attend

 the screening of the Dutch documentary



 يسرّ الهيئة الملكية الأردنية للأفلام

دعوتكم لحضور

عرض الفيلم الوثائقي الهولندي

“2000 Terrorists”

Followed by a discussion with the director
Hanro Smitsman 


"2000 إرهابي"
يتبع العرض نقاش مع المخرج

 هانرو سميتزمان

Thursday 9th of February 2017

الخميس 9 شباط 2017

at 7:00 PM
 The Royal Film Commission – Jordan, Jebel Amman, 1st Circle, 5 Omar Bin
 Khattab St. (off Rainbow Street)

الساعة السابعة مساءً
الهيئة الملكية الأردنية للأفلام ، جبل عمان، الدوار الأول، 5 شارع عمر بن الخطاب
(نهاية شارع الرينبو)


2000 terrorits.jpg

الخميس 9 شباط

2000 إرهابي 

الساعة ال
سابعة مساءً

 هانرو سميتزمان، 50 دقيقة، وثائقي، بالعربية والإنجليزية مع ترجمة إلى الإنجليزية، هولندا، 2003

بحضور المخرج هانرو سميتزمان


Thursday 9 February

2000 Terrorists  

7:00 PM
Hanro Smitsman, 50 min, Documentary, Arabic & English with English subtitles, Netherlands, 2003

In the presence of the director Hanro Smitsman

يوثق الفيلم، في 50 دقيقة، المجزرة البشعة في مخيمي صبرا وشاتيلا للاجئين في لبنان عام 1982. ويسلط الضوء على الشكوى التي رفعت في بروكسيل ضد مرتكبي المجزرة ومن أبرزهم رئيس الوزراء الإسرائيلي السابق أرييل شارون.

يتتبع الفيلم أربعة من ضمن 23 مشتك، لا يزالون يعيشون في مخيم شاتيلا ويستذكرون أحداث مجزرة 1982 المروعة على خلفية الدعوة القضائية البلجيكية، التي يرتبط مصيرها بشكل وثيق بقانون الإبادة الجماعية البلجيكي المثير للجدل.

تم بث هذا الفيلم من قبل قناة الجزيرة الوثائقية.

This 50-minute film documents the horrendous 1982 massacre of Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon. It highlights the complaint that was filed in Brussels against those held responsible of the massacre, most notably former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

The film follows four of the 23 plaintiffs, who still live in Shatila camp, while reconstructing the 1982 massacre against the backdrop of the Belgian lawsuit, whose fate is closely connected to that of the highly controversial Belgian Genocide Law.

The film has been broadcast on Al Jazeera Documentary Channel.

Workshop 09/02/2017

Date of Event: 09-February-2017

Time of Event: 16:00

Location of Event: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan

Subject: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) is pleased to invite you to attend a film industry panel discussion with director Hanro Smitsman, producer Germen Boelens and festival programmer Rami El Harayri.

Time & Date: Thursday, 9th February 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Location: The Royal Film Commission – Jordan, Film House, 1st Circle, Jabal Amman, 5 Omar Bin Al Khattab Street.

About the panel discussion: The panel discussion will focus largely on storytelling , production, distribution and financing  It will also discuss how a well-drawn story can give opportunities to finding funding for script development and realization regionally and globally.

The panel’s program:

  • Guests will share their experience from their current filming of the Dutch movie “Brother” in Jordan.
  • A showcase of some scenes from films by director Smitsman and producer Boelens at (Corrino Drama).
  • Discussing the development and production of films by Jordanian filmmakers, who will be participating in the panel.
  • Sharing the experience of scriptwriters cooperating with filmmakers in the Netherlands. 
  • Funding and distribution of film projects in Jordan and the Netherlands.
  • Possibilities for financing and theatrical release of Jordanian film projects through the Netherlands.

Language of the discussion: English with Arabic translation. .

About the instructors

Hanro Smitsman is a writer, director and producer for film and television. He has directed various feature films, TV series and short films that have been acclaimed in the Netherlands and abroad. He also directed a documentary “2000 Terrorists” about the victims of the Sabra & Shatila massacre in 1982 in Lebanon.

Smitsman’s award-winning films “Skin”, “Schemer” (Dusk) and short films “Dajo”, “Engel en Broer” and “Raak” (Contact) – the latter has received the Golden Bear Award in Berlin - have attracted the attention of the international critique and contributed to situating him as one of the most talented Dutch filmmakers of his generation.

Germen Boelens is a Dutch film producer and is currently the head of (Corrino Drama). Boelens produced the Emmy Kids nominated film “Dede: Mehmet with the Yellow Boots” by director Tamara Miranda and children's animation film “Free as a Bird” by Joyce van Diepen. Together with young talented filmmakers, he produced several short films.  He is currently producing socially engaged feature films; “Brother” (in production 2017) and “Fortune Seekers” (2018), both directed by Smitsman.

Rami El Harayri is an award-winning Dutch filmmaker with Jordanian origins. El Harayri has written, directed and produced several short narrative and documentary films, including: “Behind the Smoke Screen”, “Never Too Late” and “Damp Soil”.

Target group: Jordanian filmmakers or filmmakers residing in Jordan, who are interested in the film industry.

Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to: and type the following title under the subject: “Film Industry Panel Discussion”.

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 7th February 2017 - 3:00 PM.

For further information, please contact the Royal Film Commission - Jordan on: 06 4613835 ext. 103, 106, 109.