‘In Jordan Valley, women turn culture into a source of resilience’

AMMAN — A project that utilises the colourful soil and natural plants of Jordan to produce hand-dyed textiles in the Jordan Valley is testament to the ambition of the Kingdom to place culture and creative economy on its development agenda, according to a UN official. Continue reading

The Syrian Queen of Colours

AMMAN, Jordan – Maria does not remember a time when her country was not at war; she was only three years-old when the Syrian war started. When asked if she knows what war means, Maria draws a blank. After a few moments she says: “It’s what happens when people don’t like each other.” Continue reading

Canadian film on Afghanistan shows ‘different side to war’ – filmmaker

AMMAN — “Hyena Road”, the award-winning film by Canadian director Paul Gross, was screened at Amman’s Rainbow Theatre on Sunday to celebrate the audiovisual co-production treaty between Canada and Jordan. Continue reading