Jordan rescinds submission of ‘Amira’ to the Oscars over story about Palestinian woman learning she was conceived by ‘smuggled’ sperm from an Israeli jail, but an Israeli Prison guard is her actual biological father.
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By Amir Bogen
Jordan on Thursday decided to rescind its submission to the Oscars following harsh criticism from Palestinians regarding the film’s subject matter, which includes “sperm smuggling” of Israeli men.
Amira tells the fictitious story of a Palestinian girl who discovers that she was conceived by sperm from an Israeli prison guard rather than a Palestinian prisoner.
Mohamed Diab, the movie’s director, also announced that he would stop the film’s current round of screening following the backlash. Continue Reading »