The embodiment of the character “Muawiyah bin Abi Sufyan” throws a stone in the stagnant waters by declaring “migration outside the homeland”, despite his love and attachment to him, but the situation that the Jordanian artist has reached does not please anyone, as “the state of marginalization and neglect of the artists’ problems was not addressed by an official,” according to Artist Zuhair Al-Nubani’s talk to Al-Jazeera Net
Al-Nubani, 71, who played the role of the Commander of the Faithful, Muawiyah bin Abi Sufyan, in the historical series Malik bin Al-Rayb “can no longer be able to remain silent, because the damage to the artists is intolerable, and this is accompanied by an official disregard for the support and relief of artists,” according to Al-Nubani. Read also Have Arab directors and stars contributed to the Iraqi film industry? Refusing to sing to Saddam Hussein and memorize the Qur’an.. Iraqi artist Kamal Muhammad passes away silently, affected by Corona Huge budgets and the return of big stars.. Learn about the most prominent Iraqi series in Ramadan Exhausting financial conditions for artists.. Corona pandemic casts a shadow over Jordanian drama
According to specialists, the artistic and cultural movement intersects with building the human being in the political, economic and social aspects.
The crisis of the Jordanian artistic sector is complex and continuous before the pandemic, but the Corona epidemic has exacerbated the suffering of the Jordanian artist, and brought about his income, until he is waiting for emergency financial aid from the “Hemmat Watan” fund, to receive after a long wait 150 dinars ($ 210) for one time, according to Artists’ talks for Al Jazeera Net.
The Artists Syndicate was also damaged, until its financial funds became empty, forcing it to stop paying pensions to its artists, and laying off employees, as a result of running out of pension fund funds, and the lack of new revenues, as a result of stopping the payment of financial dues from members of the union, due to the disruption of artistic production. During the pandemic, in addition to the lack of government support for these funds, according to the head of the Artists Syndicate, Hussein Al-Khatib.
Al-Khatib says – to Al-Jazeera Net – that the situation has reached some artists for “lack and need”, calling on his country’s government to “join the artists to the Social Security Institution, support the union funds from the account of Himmat Watan, activate the Jordanian artist by the Royal Film Commission, and find appropriate health insurance.” for artists.”
The value of the artist’s retirement salary ranges between 200 and 360 dinars (280-500 dollars) per month, and artists believe that artwork and drama need real investment, and investment and promotion are made in sectors and tourist places, and the Jordanian artist can play an important role in that.
The state of damage affected the parties to the artistic situation from theatre, singing and drama, whether cinematic, television or theatrical drama, so theaters became empty of spectators, and theatrical works stopped as a result of the pandemic closures, until the matter came with artists to “migrate the stage, and search for another work.” According to the founder of the theater of the sun Abdel Salam Qabilat.
In his speech to Al-Jazeera Net, tribes do not see that the Corona pandemic is the main reason for the decline in artwork, but “the official mentality that places art and culture as its last concern, does not give it the necessary importance, and does not provide it with the necessary support.”
And last April, the artistic movement called the Jordanian singer Mutaib Al-Saqar after suffering with the disease, and two months before his death, he recorded a letter of reproach to his country’s officials for their delay in providing him with the necessary treatment, and their interest in him, and that message was met with the patronage of Jordan’s King Abdullah II. He was taken to the Medical City Hospital for treatment, until he died there. https://www.youtube.com/embed/0b82cJ4URh8?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=ar&autohide=2&wmode=transparent
Online platform competition
As for the artistic production sector, it has its own problems. The decline in artistic production is due to the low turnout of television channels to buy artworks, until the matter is linked to the Ramadan season only, in addition to the great competition between Jordanian, Arabic and Turkish dubbed dramas, according to producers.