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Women’s Film Week opens today

By Muath Freij - Mar 07,2017 - Last updated at Mar 07,2017

Courtesy of UN Women

AMMAN — The fifth edition of the Women’s Film Week opens on Wednesday on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, featuring seven movies from seven countries, according to the Royal Film Commission (RFC).

The seven movies will be screened at the Rainbow Theatre on Jabal Amman’s Rainbow Street, with a special focus on women and women’s empowerment in sports, politics and other fields, Marian Nakho, the RFC media and communication coordinator, said.

“UN Women has arranged for the screening of these movies in Amman in coordination with several embassies. These movies — including documentary or narrative features — have either won awards or participated in global film festivals,” she told The Jordan Times on Tuesday.

Nakho noted that the movies selected to be screened are not only women-centred, but are also directed by women.

“The RFC is a responsible partner in any cinematic event especially one with a theme like this,” the RFC official added.

The four-day event will commence with the screening of “Eufrosina’s Revolution”.

The documentary portrays the personal journey and social awakening of Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza, a young indigenous woman from Mexico fighting gender inequality, according to an RFC statement.

Eufrosina was denied the right to be mayor of her community only because she was a woman; this led her to fight for gender equality in indigenous communities, challenging the political leaders in the area, the statement said.

The film week wraps up on Saturday with a screening of the Spanish narrative feature “The Milk of Sorrow” and the Japanese documentary “Noriben - The Recipe for Fortune”.

 

More information on the event is available on the RFC’s website via the link (http://www.film.jo/Photos/Files/7637f869-79c5-4a42-b4ee-78a6291f8f3a.pdf).

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