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Jordan’s rise as filmmaking destination ‘great’ for country — Princess Rym

8 Jun 2019

AMMAN — Since His Majesty King Abdullah’s Accession to the Throne, the film industry has taken off in Jordan with more international filmmakers choosing to shoot their movies in the Kingdom.

Since 1957, 114 narrative feature-length films have been shot in Jordan, according to the RFC’s website.

In the last five years alone, 29 films have been shot in the Kingdom, according to the RFC, which notes that over the last 10 years, the sector has created approximately 95,000 jobs.

Jordan has also played host to a number of renowned Hollywood movies including the 1962 film “Lawrence of Arabia”, and more recently “The Martian”, “Star Wars: Episode IX” and “Aladdin”.

The RFC has established a number of centres all over the Kingdom with the aim of training Jordanians and boosting the film industry.

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