Struggle in Jarash, the first Jordanian feature film, is now on YouTube
- The Amman Filmmakers Cooperative
August 4, 2008
To preserve Jordanian cinema history, and to share it with a global
audience, we have made available on YouTube the first Jordanian
feature film, titled Struggle in Jarash (1957).
At this time, the film is in Arabic and is not subtitled in any other
language. We are seeking support to help in the subtitling of this
historical film into different languages.
We are grateful to film critic Adnan Madanat for sharing this jewel
from the archives of the Abdulhameed Shoman Library in Amman, Jordan.
Since YouTube imposes a 10-minuet limitation on each uploaded video
clip, we have segmented the feature film into 7 video clips that will
play sequentially from a YouTube playlist.
- YouTube Playlist link:
- Alternative Playlist link:
Title: Struggle in Jaarash
Synopsis: A tourist develops a love affair with her father's friend
who is protecting her from gangsters.
Director: Wassif Sheik Yassin
Length: 70 min
Script: Sameer Muta'we
Story: Fakhry Abaza
Cinematographer: Ibrahim Sarhan
Cast: Ahmad Ibrahim, Samia Habib, Wassif Sheik Yassin, Subhi Mustafa,
along with Amaal Izzat, Waleed Kurdi, Ali Abusabra, Ghazi Hawash,
Producer: Jordanian Film and Performing Arts Co.
- JORDAN'S FEATURE FILM, WHODUNNIT IT FIRST AND LAST?
- DEFENDING OUR PIONEERS
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