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Despite promises and hopes, Gaza's cinemas remain closed

The Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival in Gaza City aims to revive closed film theaters, but there is little progress on the ground.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — “Shhhh guys, the film has started!” 

The voice of one of the organizers of the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival announced the start of a film at the festival that took place on Dec. 4-11. But it was the film theater, Amer Cinema, that stole the spotlight, rather than the films shown. The cinema was supposed to open for the first time since 1996, when a group of young men set it on fire because they claimed it showed indecent films.

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