The Royal Film
Commission Withdraws the Film AMIRA from the Oscar’s Race
Film Commission – Jordan, the official submitting organization to
the Academy Awards, has decided to withdraw the film AMIRA for
consideration to the 2022 Oscar’s race.
believe in the artistic value of the film, and that its message
doesn’t harm in any way the Palestinian cause nor that of the
prisoners; on the contrary, it highlights their plight, their
resilience as well as their willingness to live a decent life in
spite of the occupation.
also the opinion of the members of the independent Selecting
Committee, that was formed by the RFC and chose AMIRA over other
movies to represent the Kingdom.
shown successfully in many international festivals – Venice (Italy),
El Gouna (Egypt) and Carthage (Tunisia) - as well as Karama Human Rights Film
Festival in Amman. The film has won two international awards in
light of the recent huge controversy that the film has triggered and
the perception by some that it is detrimental to the Palestinian
cause and out of respect to the feelings of the prisoners and their
families, the Royal Film Commission has taken the decision not to
have “AMIRA” representing Jordan for the Academy Awards 2022.