Buy Your Tickets for The Next Movie in “Gaza Cinema”

Yes it’s just as you read in the title you can buy the tickets and guess what else ,, it is for an  affordable price, only 10 Shekels what equals almost $2.6 . That’s awesome isn’t it ??

For decades Gaza people were deprived from enjoying this kind of entertainment. Once there was a cinema in Gaza, it was Al-Nasser cinema. It was opened in 1944, but it was closed in 1987 after the First Intifada began and re-opened again in 1994 when the Palestinian Authority come back to Gaza. Unfortunately, it was damaged and burned in 1996 in riot actions and this was the end of Gaza Cinema. For 19 years it was just a dream to go to a cinema for the Gazans and the new generation had no idea about how a cinema really looks like and how it feel to watch a movie in the cinema, can you imagine this?

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(Cinema Al-Nasser Before)

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(Cinema Al-Nasser Now)

Now this dream became true, Ain Media Company for media production and Fos7a Network launched the program of Gaza Cinema to give the new generation this type of entertainment. The screening of the films takes place in The Palestinian Red Crescent Society’s theater, which can host almost 150 person.

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(Gaza Cinema project in The Palestinian Red Crescent Society’s theater)

This was a great step in changing the reality as no one know when Gaza will live in stable political condition, the idea of this program was one of Gaza’s ways to live and adapt with the imposed circumstances whether because of the Israeli conflict or because of the internal political conflicts.

It may seem silly thing “Mini-Cinema” for only 150 in a country its population is nearly 1.82 million people, but I can simply imagine it might be experimental project to study the idea or re-opening the old cinema” Al-Nasser Cinema “.

I can honestly tell that the responsible people are doing well as they keep asking the people about their opinions and what they would like to watch in the next time, they used to screen mostly Palestinian films or documentaries, which usually deal with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and it consequences ,which from my point of view became normal and usual for them and I believe that people need to forget about politics and the Israeli occupation even for two hours weekly. Unexpectedly the last time was remarkable as they screened Leonardo Dicaprio’s Oscar winning movie, The Revenant.

With the existence of such an hungry audience for watching films, I believe this project may grow faster than any one can imagine especially in Summer.

This initiative was just one of the proofs that Gaza people really want to live in peace and enjoy their lives, they want and need to overcome the difficulties of being a Palestinian citizen. They had suffer enough until now and maybe it is the time for them to take the chance to decide how they want their lives to be, this new generation just needed this chance. The whole world watched how Gaza was in war times, now it’s time to see how Gaza can rise with the dreams and hopes of its people.

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“The Queen” , The Arab world’s latest STIGMA

The moment you watch The Queen’s promo you will feel as if you are watching a play where the actors work hard to  satisfy the ego of one person on behalf of dignity and humanity of many people. The program is based on only one idea that is making The queen satisfied about you to be finally chosen as her personal  assistant in her professional and artistic life .  The participants compete to reach this goal feeding by this The Queen’s paranoia . I’m really grateful for social media as their objections to the program could make Dubai channel wake up and save their rich history in the media and production world from this catastrophe by stopping the program as hashtags on Twitter and other social media sites were demanding to stop the program as it shows morals contradict with the Arabic and Islamic morals that call for humility and modesty.

I must not forget to mention that “The Queen” is the Arab singer Ahlam, whose is known for her arrogance and her continuous controversial statements and views in order to be on the “Spot” all the time even if will insult or provoke the anger of her colleagues or any other person.

I’m not in a position to attack this program specially when other people keep attacking all kinds of programs all the time,  those other programs have a message or a goal like discovering different talents and I believe such programs deserve our interest because they pay attention to the human abilities or dreams, but  this program is for serving only “The Queen”, who by the way I’m sure needs to see psychologist.

I will stay aside from writing about the insulting and humiliating actions in the program or the people who accepted to be humiliated in this manner. What really concerns me now is to write about the appearances of luxury in the program, the jewels, the fancy royal decorations and fashion, the promotion costs, the production cost, and all the different expenses. The Arab world  now live in  an horrific era full of wars, conflicts, destruction, death, migration, aggravation of crime and terrorism,  spread of  diseases, lack of concern in the educational system, incapability in health sector, decline in the economy, and  the growth of unemployment. I ask myself what is the use of this program while the overwhelming majority of audience  are suffering in their daily life to keep living with the minimum of life necessities.  There are genocides are being committed in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, and  Burma, people there are being killed, injured, hungry, homeless, illiterate, ignorant, sick ,feeling cold and women are being raped  while money is being spent for such TV programs without any feel of responsibility towards them. There are thousands  of people who are  sinking in this moment trying to reach the safe side of the world where they can live in peace with their children and families. There are  other  thousands of people who are dreaming about warm, water, food, medicine, education, peace and safety. These people are the real audience who don’t care for “The Queen” and her insulting TV show, but they have the right to be in the “Spot” all the time and to receive the help and support.

I hope to watch TV programs about the migrants camps all over the world or about the people who are suffering in the Arab countries, we must not had enough of watching these problems in news because people are not numbers to mention in few lines in everyday news, they are human beings with spirits or maybe these people don’t need programs about them they need urgent political and humanitarian actions and aids.