Archive for January, 2009

Working on restoring the chairs – Third Intifada in Gaza breaks out

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

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Dear friends of Cinema Jenin,

thanks for all the donations we got in the last months with which we can proceed step by step to reactivate the cinema. In december, Johannes, a German architect came pro bono to Jenin in order to work out with a local architect a detailed calculation for the renovation. Other than that we removed all the garbidge, closed the remainig wholes in the roof and cleaned the whole cinema. Meanwhile a local company is working on restoring the chairs.You can adopt a chair on our website and help to make the chairs restorated.

When the war in gaza broke out people were shocked in Jenin. Everybody watched the news on TV. But nevertheless people keep on believing in the cinema project. Nobody I know in Jenin wants a Third Intifada. So this project is more important than ever.

Thanks again for all your help

Marcus

Heart of Jenin nominated for the Cinema for Peace Award

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

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As Heart of Jenin is nominated for the Cinema For Peace Award Ismael Khateeb and Fakhri Hamad are invited to the award ceremony which takes place the 8th of february during the Berlinale . We will take advantage of this event and try to fundraise there for cinema jenin.

I will have to shoot a film about hunger in the world until april 2009. So in the meantime, Fakhri, our manager of cinema jenin will be the project responsible on betterplace.

Thanks again for all your help

Marcus