Jordan MP says actor should lose citizenship over film

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A Jordanian lawmaker has urged the government to revoke an actor’s citizenship after he defended controversial film Al Hara. The film, whose title means ‘The Alleys’ in Arabic, tells the story of a hustler navigating the gritty streets of East Amman. It has received criticism for allegedly portraying Jordan in a negative light. In a recent interview, Al Hara actor Mondher Rayahneh defended the production, arguing that it shed light on marginalised groups in Jordan. The remark drew the ire of MP Suleiman Abu Yahya, who called for Rayahneh to be stripped of his citizenship in a parliamentary ses…

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