The family of the controversial film “Amira”, which deals with the issue of “sperm” being smuggled from Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, said that the film will be stopped.
The film’s family affirmed in a statement that “the Palestinian prisoners and their feelings are our priority and our main issue, so any screenings of the film will be stopped, and we demand the establishment of a specialized committee by the prisoners and their families to watch and discuss it. We believe in the purity of what we presented in Amira’s movie, without any abuse of the prisoners and the case.” Palestinian”.
The statement added: “Since the beginning of the film’s showing in September 2021 at the Venice Festival, which was followed by its screening in the Arab world at the El Gouna and Carthage festivals, and was watched by thousands of Arab, Palestinian and international audiences, the consensus has always been that the film depicts the issue of prisoners in a positive and humane way and clearly criticizes the occupation.”
He continued, “The film’s family was fully aware of the sensitivity of the issue of sperm smuggling and the sanctity of the children of freedom, and that is why the decision was to declare that the story of the film is fictional, and it cannot happen. The children’s parentage has been confirmed. The smuggling routes remain mysterious.”
He explained, “The film’s family did not leave the matter to interpretation. Rather, it confirmed with this sentence that the film is fictional and that the true method of smuggling is unknown, and that the age of the heroine in the film is 18 years logically inconsistent with the beginning of the resort to smuggling sperm in 2012.”
The statement stressed that the film “deals with the suffering and heroism of the prisoners and their families, and shows the metal of the Palestinian character, which always finds a way to resist and continue, and tries to delve deeply into the importance of the children of freedom for the Palestinians.”
He pointed out that “the film’s family understands the anger experienced by many over what they consider to be abuse of the prisoners and their families, and it is a national anger that we understand, but we hoped that the film would be watched before being judged for a transfer or fragmentation.”
The movie “Princess”, which is scheduled to represent Jordan in the Oscars competitions for feature films for 2022, sparked a great controversy a day after it was shown at the “Karama for Human Rights Films” festival in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
The film, which deals with the issue of sperm smuggling of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, was charged with several charges, including “abusing prisoners and children born from those sperm”, who are called “Ambassadors of Freedom”, and that it supports the “Israeli narrative” about sperm smuggling, which the Palestinians consider a form of forms of struggle.