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Everything to Know About the 10th Edition of Women’s Film Week in Amman

HRH Princess Basma bint Talal. Photo: Courtesy of Royal Film Commission

Under the esteemed patronage of HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal, a fellow UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, and the artistic direction of Ghada Saba, Women’s Film Week is set in motion for its 10th edition in Amman, Jordan. Honoring the occasion of Women’s History Month, the week of films will spotlight works by and/or about women.

Ghada Saba, artistic director of Women’s Film Week. Photo: Courtesy of Royal Film Commission

Women in cinema—from actors to producers and directors—will present their creative works in the span of five days from Tuesday, March 8 to Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Rainbow Theatre, Jabal Amman, 1st Circle.

Addressing global issues such as climate changes, sustainability, gender equality, and the roles women play in these fields, the event places women at the forefront of change and peace and security makers of the world. This film week allows for the experience of story-telling which is central to the impact that the world of cinema has on discussing complex issues.

Listed below are the films to be showcased throughout the week:

Tuesday, March 8

Touching on subjects such as climate change, noise and air pollution, and waste management, these two films aim to bring awareness in hopes of decreasing waste.

• 6pm – Bikes Vs Cars
• 8pm – Red Soil (Rouge)

Wednesday, March 9

This collection of films calls attention to gender equality in the workforce and the struggle of women in male-dominated industries. Sunú specifically addresses the preservation of culture under the threat of rural development.

• 6pm – A collection of short films such as Tuk-Tuk, Mundo, Women Flying Dreams, and Kano Botanic Gardens
• 8pm – Sunú

Thursday, March 10

Losing Alaska fights to maintain cultures and traditions that face threat under the changing weather conditions while From the Kitchen to the Parliament touches on female activism.

• 6pm – Losing Alaska
• 8pm- From the Kitchen to the Parliament

Friday, March 11

Presenting further intersectional politics is The Ants and the Grasshopper which highlights racial and gender discrimination in the fight for climate change. Johanna Donhal: Visionary of Feminism is a tribute to Johanna Donhal, one of the first European feminists.

• 6pm – The Ants and the Grasshopper
•  8pm – Johanna Dohnal: Visionary of Feminism

Saturday, March 12

Toxic fallout from industrial developments mostly affects those in indigenous and black communities in There’s Something in the Water. The latter discusses justice in the court of judicial law and the extremities of so.

• 6pm – There’s Something in the Water
• 8pm – Palazza Di Giustizia and Ordinary Justice

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