Audience divided over Jordanian film The Alleys

The alleys
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AMMAN — Jordanian film, The Alleys, or Al-Hara, which is set in a neighborhood plagued by gossip and violence in the east of the capital, Amman, has sparked controversy amongst viewers for offensive language. اضافة اعلان

Despite social media platforms largely focusing on steering focus to the content of the film and the message that it tried to convey, users were divided in their praise or criticism.

Those who supported the film lauded its “accurate take”, stating that it represents reality, while others criticized it for presenting a “false representation” of Jordanian society.

Others were also displeased with the use of obscene language.

Al-Hara, written and directed by Bassel Ghandour, was screened in in local theaters and in two Arab countries last June.

The film is partially funded by the Jordan Film Fund of the Royal Film Commission of Jordan, the Doha Film Institute in Qatar, and the Red Sea Film Festival Film Development Laboratory in Saudi Arabia.

Crime and mystery dominated the teaser with night scenes featuring the firearms, chases, and romantic relationships.

The film stars Emad Azmy, Baraka Rahmani, Monzer Reyahnah, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, and Nadim Remawi.

Al-Hara began streaming on Netflix as of January 5.

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