I kinda feel wierd not having written by now since i have been in Amman for about a week. I came to extend my visa and also have some business meetings which have taken so much of my time. I am glad that i got to meet some of the jordan planet members at Wild Jordan the other day, it was interesting to hear the voices behind the blogs i enjoy reading.
Amman in many ways has changed, one being the traffic, which i don’t even encounter in Los Angeles. I never thought i’d be stuck in a tunnel bumper to bumper. Eveyrwhere you go there is a new bridge our tunnel that have appeared from nowhere. Its been about a year and 3 months since i have last been in amman.
The first day i came i atteneded a screening for an argentinan film which was sponsored by the Royal Film Commission and the Spanish Cultural Center. I was close to committing suicide, the film which was a little bit less than 2 hours long, should have been at the most no longer than 30 minutes.
The day after that Suffi Suffi played before another film, and I got the chance to tell the audience a bit about it.
In other news, i attempted to get a taxi the other day from in front of the University of Jordan, and what an experience it was. I have never seen a street with more taxis, but it took me more than half an hour to get a ^&%$#* taxi. Every female on the street got a taxi, even if she was just showing part of her toenail. AKHHH…since when does the taxi driver get to pick and choose…Allah yir7am ayam ma kanoo yitmanoo yitla3 7ad ma3ahom. I feel really sorry for the male students of UJ who try and get a taxi home every day.
The other night i also attended screenings for 4 new films by Yahia Abdallah who is going to france to persue his Masters in film, one of them was about a taxi driver, so i found a good connection with it.
Today i head out to Karak , for a couple of screenings, crossroads is one of the films going to be screened. Then after that Iftar at my aunt’s house there.
Over and Out