Palestinian “Cinema Bus” aims to revive art and culture in Gaza


“Our society avoids selecting films that conflict with politics and religion” and only chooses films that “serve the community and promote positive concepts”.

Mahmoud Al Harbawi Cinema Bus project coordinator

Mahmoud Al-Harbawi, “Cinema Bus” project coordinator for Save Youth Future, said: “Our society avoids selecting films that conflict with politics and religion” and only chooses films that “serve the community. and promote positive concepts ”.

Al-Harbawi defended the right of the ministries of culture and education to choose films. “The selection is made with great caution, through a committee charged by the company to determine the list of films to be screened for the three target groups: children, adolescents and young people,” he said. stated in an interview with Al-Fanar Media via Zoom.

Last year, Save Youth Future screened films in eight refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, which has more than one million inhabitants, according to the latest. statistics.

Thanks to the encouraging response from target groups and the celebration of the project by the Gaza community, Al-Harbawi said the organizers hope to expand the project to all Gaza towns, even though funding is cut.

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However, El Far dismissed the idea of ​​outfitting an independent cinema in Gaza, due to “limited financial support and people’s preference for a mobile cinema that reaches everyone in their area.”

For his part, Ouf believes that the experience will find support and a reception at the official and popular levels, as long as the content of the films of the project corresponds to the “conservative character approved by the authorities”.


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