First Irish Film Days launches

5. Irish Film
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Press Release — The Embassy of Ireland launched the inaugural three-day Irish Film Festival in Jordan, Irish Film Days, in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission (RFC), the Irish Film Institute, and Culture Ireland on Monday, according to a press statement. اضافة اعلان

A short film telling the story of a young woman experiencing gender-based violence, “Abia,” was screened on Monday and will be screened on Tuesday as well. “Abia” was funded by the Embassy of Ireland and filmed in collaboration with Generations for Peace and Cinemagic.

The opening night will also screen a documentary film entitled “Breaking Out”, directed by Michael McCormack. On Tuesday, an Irish-language psychological thriller titled “Doineann” (storm) will be screened. On the final night, Wednesday, a family-friendly film “Róise and Frank,” will be screened. 

In her remarks on the opening night, the Ambassador of Ireland to Jordan, Marianne Bolger, expressed her thanks to the RFC, the Irish Film Institute, and Culture Ireland for facilitating the organization of this film festival. 

"This festival offers us the opportunity to showcase Irish film in Jordan, and to act as an important mechanism for sharing important messages about our culture and values, including on issues around youth empowerment, gender equality and disability," she said.  

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