Each screening will be followed by a discussion with a group of journalists.
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) is organising the documentary screening on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2022.
The screening will take place from May 10 to 12 at The Rainbow Theater – Jabal Amman. The entry is free.
The event is organised by RFC in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Three films will screen during the event, which includes Writing with Fire, Checks and Balances (Contre-pouvoirs), and The Social Dilemma.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with a group of journalists.
Writing with Fire has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 94th Academy Awards (Oscar). In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions, be it on the frontlines of India’s biggest issues or within the conﬁnes of their homes, redeﬁning what it means to be powerful.
Checks and Balances was nominated for the Tanit d’Or for Documentary Feature Film at Carthage Film Festival and was nominated for Next Generation Award at Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival. It received the Special Jury Mention at the Mediterranean Film Festival of Tetouan.
Malek Bensmaïl, director of Checks and Balances said: “My camera is embedded in their newsroom as they follow the events of this new Algerian spring… President Bouteflika has set his sights on a fourth term. Beyond what we call the Arab revolutions and other mediatized terms, I wanted this film to serve as a memorial to the women and men, young and less young, who battle daily to safeguard the freedom of information in a politically and socially fossilized country.”
The Social Dilemma has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program, and it was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary. The film has Among received the Impact Film Award at Boulder International Film Festival, Best Documentary at Music City Film Critics’ Association Awards, Best Edited Single Documentary at BFE Cut Above Awards and others.