Videographers filming outside a prison - via Royal Film Commission Jordan official Facebook page
CAIRO – 12 June 2017: The Royal Film Commission (RFC) in Jordan launched its “Cinema for all” Project in rehabilitation and correction centers in cooperation with the Jordanian Public Security Department (PSD) to provide cultural and social entertainment for inmates, preparing them to re-integrate into society, a RFC statement said.
The project will present a number of Jordanian films consistent with the criteria of cultural activities in detention centers, and enable inmates to keep in touch with life outside the centers.
“The first phase of the project included the Correctional and Rehabilitation Center for Women and other centers in Marka, Umm Al Lulu, Al-Muwaqqar 1, Karak, Ma’an and Tafilah,”the Jordan Times reported
RFC organized seven film screenings within the framework of the project in a number of governorates in Jordan.
“The screenings were very well received by the detainees and the management of the centers,” the statement mentioned, adding that they interacted with the film in a remarkable way and expressed their appreciation to have such events organized time in the centers for the first.
The RFC includes cinema and films in cultural events in order to reach as large of social segments as possible in partnership with different sectors and institutions.
The management of rehabilitation and correction centers in Jordan are operated by the Public Security Departments (PSD) prison service which reports to the Ministry of Interior.
The centers provide cultural, social, health, sports services and programs designed to rehabilitate inmates and improve their behaviors,” the PSD official website said.
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