Sunday, April 23, 2006

Film screening next Sunday

Just so you keep the date in mind, my film, "In the Land of the Free?" will be screening next Sunday evening at Makan in Jebel Weibdeh. We haven't set a time yet, but it will be in the evening sometime. I'll get back with a specific time over the next few days.

Here's a short description of the film:

β€œIn the Land of the Free?” is a documentary about the lives of two Jordanians, an artist (Samer Kurdi) and a physician (Ghassan Wahbeh), who first came to the US to study and now live in Seattle. It is an exploration of their relationship to the United States and how this relationship has changed and evolved in the past decade.

Through the eyes of these two people, the film explores what attracts people to live in the U.S. and the qualities that make America a unique country. It also addresses the U.S.’ post-911 political reality and such issues as freedom, freedom of speech and equality and compares the growing openness in Jordan to the curbing of freedoms in the U.S.

While I made the film with an American audience in mind, I'm thinking that showing the film in Amman is a good opportunity to discuss ways in which art/film can be used to raise awareness of the Arab World in the West. That's the main reason that led me to make the film and I imagine it's a topic that will generate a lot of interesting discussion.

Anyway, mark your calendars!

6 Comments:

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Rambling Hal said...

Please do let us know what time the film will be screened, and if possible at all, it would be great if you'd post a map to Makan or something! Sounds very interesting and would love the opportunity. Thanks!

 
At 3:39 PM, Anonymous bilotee said...

consider it marked :)

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger Moey said...

mmm, next sunday! can i come :D

 
At 10:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cast Away > Hi is it a free invitation , am not a blogger but i read jordan planet every day,
Thanks,

 
At 3:20 AM, Anonymous kinzi said...

Amanda, I tried to find an email address on your blog, but couldn't. How much publicity do you want? Are you willing to do interviews and have photographers from Layalina come?

 
At 7:00 AM, Blogger Ajnabeeyeh said...

Hi Kinzi,

Get in touch with me at amandajlane@gmail.

 

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