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‘Amira’ pulled from Jordan cinemas after Palestinian outrage

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Al-Araby

The Academy Award-nominated film “Amira” has been pulled from cinemas in Jordan, announced the film director Mohamad Diab on Thursday, following outrage over its depiction of Palestinian prisoners. Diab published a statement on his Facebook account in the name of the film crew saying that they had decided to stop the film from being screened in Jordan. “We understand the anger of some who thought that the film is offensive to Palestinian prisoners, and we wish that the film was watched before being judged,” he wrote. “Amira” had caused controversy among Palestinians due to a fictional characte…

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