Events in Amman, April 8 – 14


The “Entre Cineastas- Cinema Caravan of Arab and Latin American Women Directors” returns for the second time to Amman, in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission, to show a new set of films from the Arab world, Spain and Latin America. It starts tonight with two documentaries, one about the Jerusalem airport, and another about the life of Chilean author Isabel Allende.

Naomi Tutu, human rights activist and daughter of Desmond Tutu, is in Amman this week and will be giving a talk at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center tomorrow on reconciliation in apartheid South Africa.

There’s more; concerts, exhibitions, film screenings, and theater. Read on for details.

Sunday April 8, 2012

Entre Cineastas-  Cinema Caravan of Arab and Latin American Women Directors
‪Five Minutes Away From Home‬, (Nahid Awad, 56 minutes, Documentary, in Arabic with Spanish subtitles, Palestine- Turkey- Switzerland, 2008), at the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm

‪Isabel Allende‬, (‪Paula Rodriguez, 60 minutes, Documentary, in Spanish with Arabic subtitles, Germany, 2008), ‬at the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm

Monday April 9, 2012

Entre Cineastas-  Cinema Caravan of Arab and Latin American Women Directors
‪“Mother’s Idea”‬ (Maider Cleaga, 80 minutes, Documentary, in Spanish with Arabic subtitles, Spain- Mexico, 2009), at the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm

Reconciliation Processes in Conflict Areas: Reflections on Reconciliation in Apartheid South Africa – A talk by Naomi Tutu, Human Rights Activist and Daughter of Desmond Tutu, at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center (Auditorium)، at 6:30 PM – Tel : 5777 955

Concert by Naya Group, at the Hussein Cultural Center, Ras al Ain, 7:30 pm. For more info 0795075550

Tuesday April 10, 2012

Entre Cineastas-  Cinema Caravan of Arab and Latin American Women Directors
“Who Mentioned Violence?” (Katia Lara, 90 minutes, Documentary, in Spanish with Arabic subtitles, Argentina, 2010), at the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm

Jordanian Film Screening “Fish Upon Sea Level”, by Hazem Bitar, at the Shoman Foundation, 7:00 pm

Concert by Naya Group, at the Hussein Cultural Center, Ras al Ain, 7:30 pm. For more info 0795075550

Wednesday April 11, 2012

Concert by Bayt Al-Ruwwad group led by Sakher Hattar (classical Arabic music), at the Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al Ain, 7:30 pm.

Homage to Isam Al-Said, Orfali Gallery/Um Othaina, at 6:30 pm.

Entre Cineastas-  Cinema Caravan of Arab and Latin American Women Directors
“Liniers: The Simple Pathway to Things”, (‪Franca Gonzalez, 77 minutes, Documentary, in Spanish with Arabic subtitles, Argentina, 2010‬), at the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm

Thursday April 12, 2012

Entre Cineastas-  Cinema Caravan of Arab and Latin American Women Directors
‪Short Films From Cuba, ‬(Claudia Calderon, Julia Garcia, Desiree Rondon, Juliana Fanjul, 43 minutes, Documentary and Fiction, in Spain with Arabic subtitles), at the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm

Friday April 13, 2012

The Amman 48 Hour Film Project Premiere Screening, at Rainbow Theater, 7:30 pm

Saturday April 14, 2012

Play: “Kummester” – political satire, at Rainbow Theater, 7:00 pm. Tickets JD 5.