Karama Human Rights Film Festival 7th edition closing night.
The seventh Karama Human Rights Film Festival came to an end this week after screening more than 45 films under the theme “Are you a Human Being ", celebrating art as a means to seek one’s identity.
Through this year’s theme; Karama tried to tackle the same surreal logic with the state of the human pondering on whether or not we, as human beings, merely embody the form of individuals who are meant to feel, empathize, think and act towards injustices.
The closing ceremony was opened with a musical performance by the Cuban cellist Ana ANACARLAMAZA who took the audience in a heavenly journey with her music & voice.
Director of Karama festival Sawsan Darwaza emphasized that Karama, organized by Ma3mal 612 Think Factory in partnership with the Royal Cultural Centre, wouldn’t have been a success without everybody's support & belief in its message that is always putting the suffering of humanity and the injustice at the forefront of its themes.
Representing the European Union at the closing ceremony were both Ms Olfa Alouini, Deputy Head of Cooperation & Culture, EU Jordan and Mr. Gonecalo Guedes , Head of communication & culture .
They both expressed their pride in the message that Karama embodies each year through its carefully selected films and activities.
A number of films from several countries have competed for this year’s Karama Feather Award for Best Feature Documentary, and best animated film.
The Karama Feather award for best documentary was shared by two films; Raja Bent El-Mellah of Morocco , directed by Abdelilah El Jaouhari. It is a film about the backside of fame and the inequality of the world.
The second award went to “SHOULDER THE LION “ by Polish director Patryk Rebisz,
which explores meaning of ages, fragility of memories and desire for relevance in today’s world ? Enter the worlds of three artists who lost the very sense defining their art.
The Karama feather award for best animation went to “IN THE DISTANCE” by German director Florian Grolig.
The film depicts the fact that it is calm and peaceful above the clouds. But chaos lurks in the distance and each night, it draws closer.
The ceremony then continued with the screening of the Spanish animation film
“DANDELLON” directed by Jorge Bellver .
“3000 nights “by Palestinian director Mai Al Masri was the conclusion of Karama 7.
Al Masri, who attended the screening of her film that has already won several international awards, expressed appreciation for Karama as a major platform of refined art that invites us to contemplate the chaotic status quo of human rights, where murders are normalized, where the killings of dozens are regarded as usual and ordinary news.
The film is about the suffering of Palestinian women prisoners at Israeli jails and the terrifying experiences they go through.
Over the course of 5 days, the festival has screened more than 40 narrative features, documentaries and animated films from 25 countries, with the participation of a number of filmmakers and prominent actors from Egypt, Lebanon, France, Tunisia, Finland and Jordan.
Karama meanwhile will continue its activities in the city of Irbid 12-16 Dec along with a special day for Yarmouk University drama students on 13th.