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.
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.