Archive for June, 2010

A vision becomes reality: Opening of Cinema Jenin on August 5th

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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“I’ve seen endless movies here when I was young. Palestine needs more projects like this.
This cinema is a real catalyst for more to come.”

(Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation/Palestine)

Berlin/Jenin – After two years of restoration works, the international cultural project Cinema Jenin opens its doors with a three-day festival this summer: the first international and Arabic films will hit the brandnew screen between August 5th and 7th, embedded in the opening festivities with Palestinian guests of honour and lots of music. The opening film will be “Heart of Jenin”. Besides, Cinema Jenin will show the BBC documentary „Deep Blue“, the Egyptian film „Hassan & Marcus“ starring Omar Sharif – a clear statement against violence and extremism. „Trio Joubran” from Nazareth/Paris bring an atmospheric, avant-garde oud concert on the cinema stage. In the „Freedom Theatre“, youths from Jenin’s refugee camp are already intensely working on a play to be performed during the opening. Dr. Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, has already confirmed his attendance for the opening festivities.

A press conference in the cinema is scheduled for August 5th, 1:00 p.m. Visitors and journalists can purchase a festival pass for all three opening days, and sleep at a hotel or with the help of Cinema Jenin find private accomodation in Jenin. Registration and further information will be provided on our website within the next few days.

Cinema Jenin is more than a building of hopes …

…3-D CINEMA, carbon neutral, SUBTITLING STUDIO, synchronization, THE BEGINNING OF A FILM SCHOOL, education & employability, CINEMA LIBRARY, film production, DEVELOPMENT OF EQUALS, guest house, CAFÉ, public space, EMPLOYMENT, short films, PEACE MESSAGE, solar energy, OPEN AIR, stage, WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT….
And it is: YOUR HELP

More information: www.cjfestival.com