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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | Launching the “Cinema for All” Project in Correctional and Rehabilitation Centers Around the Kingdom

29/05/2017

The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC), in cooperation with the Public Security Directorate represented by the management of Correctional and Rehabilitation Centers, launched the “Cinema for All” project, which serves a large segment of inmates in these Centers in different areas of Jordan.

 

The project provides cultural and social entertainment for inmates, by showing Jordanian movies giving a rare opportunity to engage with the community outside the walls of the centers. The project showcases a selection of Jordanian films that correspond to the criteria of any cultural activity conducted in these detention places.

 

The inauguration of the “Cinema for All” project is in line with the RFC’s efforts to present cinematic events for various segments of society around the country. It also falls within the Directorate’s strategies and orientations to rehabilitate inmates and prepare them to re-integrate into society.

 

Since its establishment, the RFC has been keen on including cinema and films in cultural events in order to reach as large social segments as possible in partnership with different sectors and institutions, since culture and specifically cinema can cross barriers and build bridges between individuals and their communities.

 

The Directorate prepared suitable venues for the film screenings and facilitated organizing them in the selected centers, whereas the RFC provided the screening rights for the movies in addition to technical equipment of high quality.

 

It is worth mentioning that the RFC organized seven film screenings in the framework of the project in a number of Governorates in the Kingdom. The first phase of the project included the Correctional and Rehabilitation Center for Women and other Correctional and Rehabilitation Centers in Marka, Umm Al Lulu, Al-Muwaqqar 1, Karak, Ma’an and Tafilah while the rest of the centers will be included later.

 

The screenings were very well received by the detainees and the management of the centers. They interacted with the film in a remarkable way and expressed their appreciation to have such events organised for the first time in the centers, as well as their desire for more similar activities.

    

For more information, please call: Marian Nakho, tel: 06-4642266/ Ext. 23

 

About The Royal Film Commission – Jordan:

 

The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) is a public institution, with administrative and financial autonomy, established in 2003 with a mandate to promote for and contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual industry. The RFC organizes training workshops, screenings and provides production support services.