Month: June 2005

Two Jordanian movies

I just finished watching Ameen Matalqas‘ two Jordanian short movies and they were both a delight. Suffi Suffi (in Arabic) was hilarious and even made me homesick. Crossroads (with English subtitles) was very well made but ended on a sad note. It is worth mentioning that Crossroads was written and co-produced by our friend and …

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The Final Cut

Last night we watched Omar Naim’s The Final Cut and I have to say it was pretty intriguing. The first reason I picked up this movie was because the director is Jordanian-born, the second: because it was highly recommended by Laith. I was not disappointed. It was very enjoyable. The movie’s forte is its script, …

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Movie talk

I just realized that I haven’t blogged about movies in along time. The reason for that, of course, is the fact that we have been traveling for over a month now. However, during that period we managed to squeeze in three movies that all proved surprisingly good. The first was Maria Full of Grace (Maria …

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Call for a ban on coed student trips

Jordan’s Islamists Tuesday called on the ministry of education to ban coed student trips, charging immoral acts were being committed. The Islamic Action Front, the main opposition group in parliament, said its secretary-general, Hamza Mansour, sent a letter to the minister of education demanding an investigation into the trips "during which university students have been …

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