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Syrians outraged over Jackie Chan movie shot over rubble of their homes

Syrians who were displaced from Hajar al-Aswad area of Damascus in the past years were shocked to see Chinese film crews standing on the rubble of their homes to shoot a new film by Jackie Chan.
Chinese Ambassador to Syria Feng Biao (C) poses for a picture with crew members in Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood during the filming of "Home Operation," Damascus, Syria, July 14, 2022.

In a ghost town that has been deserted since 2018, and amid the rubble of destroyed buildings after many years of Syrian and Russian bombardment, Jackie Chan chose Hajar al-Aswad (Black Stone) area in Damascus as a location to shoot his new film, “Home Operation.”

The shooting has angered many Syrians who perceived this as exploiting the tragedy of a stricken people.

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