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PA boycotts film in which the smuggling of prisoner's sperm out of Israeli prison goes awry, saying it offends prisoners who take pride in the success of their sperm smuggling

Headline: “Palestinian opposition to the film ‘Amira’: It offends the dignity of the prisoners and their awe-inspiring history”

 

 

 

 

The prisoners’ institutions, the [PA] Ministry of Culture, and the [PA] Ministry of Information emphasized that they reject and condemn the production of the film ‘Amira,’ which deals with smuggling sperm out of the occupation’s prisons (refers to Jordanian-Egyptian fictional film about a girl who learns she was born from the sperm of an Israeli prison guard and not her terrorist prisoner “father” -Ed.). They viewed it as offending the dignity of the prisoners, their heroism, and their glorious history of struggle.

 

The prisoners’ institutions (the [PA] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, the Palestinian [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, and the Prisoners’ Affairs Committee) [parentheses in source] said that they are closely monitoring the film ‘Amira.’ In a statement, they explained that the film deals with ‘sperm that is smuggled’ by prisoners in the occupation’s prison in a manner that directly matches the occupation’s narrative, and which completely transgresses against the truth…

 

They emphasized that the efforts are continuing in cooperation with the PLO, the Ministry of Culture, and the factions to fight everyone who contributed to producing this film, and to stop anyone who is tempted to tarnish the image of the struggle of the prisoners and their families…

 

They also said that the continued promotion of the film constitutes treason against our people’s struggle…and called on the masses of our people and all the institutions to boycott the film and not allow its screening inside Palestine.

 

The prisoners’ movement demanded that the Jordanian and Egyptian artists’ unions and the relevant parties do that which is required of them and support our people’s issues by shelving this film, which harms a human cause par excellence, and by punishing everyone who participated in this crime – the producers, director, actors, and publicists…

 

[PA] Minister of Culture Atef Abu Saif said: ‘The film clearly harms one of our people’s important causes, and it harms our national narrative and the narrative of our struggle.It unambiguously harms the history and struggles of the Palestinian prisoners’ movement, which we all know how sacred and important it is on the popular level, the official level, and the pan-Arab level.’ …

 

Abu Saif warned against distributing this film, which will have severe consequences for the prisoners’ cause, especially because it harms their families after they brought children to the world through smuggled sperm…

 

The Ministry of Information said that the film crosses the lines of [freedom of] expression and is not considered an acceptable dramatic work. It emphasized that the film tarnishes the image of the prisoners’ movement.