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Cur-films: “FREE MEN”



Date of Event: 06/04/2020

Time of Event: 21:00

Location of Event: Online

While keeping social distancing, movies can bring us close to each other!

The Royal Film Commission – Jordan is pleased to present to you

“Cur-films”

A free online screening program every Monday & Thursday

The link to watch the film will be shared on our social media platforms

on Monday 6th of April 2020 at 9 PM

Join us “online” to watch the Swiss Documentary Film

“FREE MEN”

FREE MEN

By Anne-Frédérique Widmann, 90 minutes, Documentary, in English and French with Arabic and English subtitles, Switzerland, 2018

Told through the charismatic voice of inmate Kenneth Reams, FREE MEN is a film about human resilience. A story that takes all its relevance during this period of lockdown. We have been confined for days now, but Kenneth has been alone in a cell, the size of a parking space, for 27 years!

Kenneth has pushed back the walls of his cell to become a painter, a poet, the founder of a non-profit organisation and an art event organizer – while fighting at the same time for justice. At age 18, Kenneth was convicted for capital murder without firing a bullet. He became the youngest inmate in Arkansas.

Alongside art, the film shows how love can cross barbed wire and the length of an ocean in Kenneth’s love for Isabelle, a French artist he wants to marry.

FREE MEN celebrated its World Premiere at Film Festival and International Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) in Geneva in 2018, where it received the Jury Award. Selected in many film festivals around the globe, it won the Special Award for documentary at the Algiers International Film Festival (FICA).

The RFC has screened the film last February in Amman, in cooperation with the Swiss Embassy, and the audience got the chance to communicate with Kenneth (by phone).

Free Men is available on VOD: https://www.amazon.com/Free-Men-Kenneth-Reams/dp/B07QG4KZ6G,https://vimeo.com/ondemand/freemen2

Film Trailer