EUNIC Jordan showcasing talent at Heritage Days closing ceremony
November 4, 2019
Heritage Days in Jordan closing ceremony under the patronage of HRH Princess Rym Ali, featured the screening of four Jordanian-produced short films and the opening of the Belgian Hejaz Wagon “Cinema on Wheels”. An old Belgian train wagon that was used in the historic Hejaz Railway, was restored & transformed into a cinema. It can be visited at the Amman Train Station in Marka, next to an exhibition of rare photos of the Hejaz Railway.
The ceremony took place at the Amman Train Station, with the attendance of the ambassadors of Belgium, the EU Delegation to Jordan and France as well as representatives from the public and private sectors.
Organised by European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Jordan, the 2nd edition of Heritage Days aimed to highlight the shared cultural heritage and encourage everyone to become actively involved in the safeguarding of Jordan’s heritage for present and future generations. A wide range of activities took place: exhibitions, performances, workshops, hikes, theatre plays, lectures and access to historical sites that are often closed to the public.