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Jordanian King Abdullah II wants to set up a Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Jordan (RSICA), which will also be open to Israeli film students. Steven Spielberg gave his support to this initiative, that will have a partnership with the American USC:
"When His Majesty the king approached me on the subject of a Jordan-based, world-class film school serving every country in the Middle East, including Israel, I immediately saw the importance and significance of such a venture for the people and the future of the region."
Israeli filmmaker Dan Katzir explains why he thinks this is an important and brave initiative:
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Ratna Pelle on 10.05.06 @ 06:44 PM CST [link]