The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) and the Ministry of Culture signed a memorandum of understanding, renewing the “Jordanian Film Caravan” project that was launched in March 2012. The project aims to provide the local community in the Governorates with a cultural opportunity to watch the latest Jordanian productions, which have reached a high level of skills and professionalism.
Dr. Lana Mamkegh, Minister of Culture, stressed the importance of the “Jordanian Film Caravan” project and its role in promoting cinema culture in the Governorates. Mamkegh said that the project comes within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to promote Jordanian cultural creativity and cultural diversity, through screening a variety of local films. She also praised the valuable role of the Directorates of Culture that contribute to the success of cultural projects across the Kingdom.
On the other hand, the General Manager of the Royal Film Commission, George David, said he was very pleased to re-conduct the project. He emphasized the urgent need for the perpetuation of cultural initiatives, especially in these difficult times, offering the people a different perspective and fulfilling their desire to be linked to the Jordanian cultural scene. David welcomed also the establishment of the first cinema theater in Irbid that is already attracting a lot of people.
In a related context, it is worth mentioning that the “Jordanian Film Caravan” project roamed all the Governorates last year. The RFC, in cooperation with the Directorates of Culture, screened a collection of Jordanian films; one in each Governorate. The screenings included award winning Narrative feature-length movies, such as “When Monalisa Smiled” by Fadi G. Haddad.