Jordanian Film Distributors Refuse Buying ‘Ayyam Assadat’
Despite the approval of the Jordanian authorities on screening the film Ayyam Assadat (Sadat Days) starring Ahmed Zaki, which has recently been screened in Cairo, the Jordanian distributors decided not to buy it, according to the UAE daily Al Bayan.
The distributors said that they did not think of buying the film for their inability to market it. They said that the current circumstances in the region does not help profitable marketing as the film tackles Jerusalem issue which spurred the Aqsa Intifada in which hundreds of Palestinians were killed and thousands were wounded.
The distributors pointed out that the Palestinian territories currently face the worst form of oppression and terrorism by the Israeli assault war machine while the film explores the visit of the late Egyptian president Anwar Assadat to Jerusalem.
“The film producer dealt with Ayyam Al Sadat exactly like the film Nasser 56 particularly with regard to price, but he should recognize that there is a big difference between both subjects,” one of the producers said.
However, a number of Arab countries have refused the screening of the film in their countries including Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Libya -- Albawaba.com