The art scene has not witnessed a moral and legal fall like that of the international actor Jackie Chan, who began shooting a film in the Al-Hajar Al-Aswad area, south of Damascus, destroyed and deserted at the hands of the regime Sirius. Chan is using the suffering of thousands of Syrians and their destroyed homes to tell the story that happened in another devastated area, namely Yemen.
The film, called “Operation Home”, is sponsored by China and the UAE, the most hostile regimes against rights and freedoms, and facilitated by the Syrian regime, which prepared the set with its bloody genius years ago, as if it had been preparing specifically for Chan’s film.
Both the UAE and China are drowning in countless international crimes, so it is no wonder that they have used the scene of the Syrian regime’s crimes to produce a film that tells a story that took place in Yemen, a country that is witnessing of the worst humanitarian crisis due to the military attacks launched by the UAE, as part of an alliance with Saudi Arabia.
Actor Jackie Chan fooled the world with his attractive films, while in reality he is no different from many Middle Eastern artists who produced films and series that falsified the past and present for the purpose of material gain, laundering the crimes dictatorial regimes and supporting their presence in the face of popular protests.
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In 2019, Chan supported the Chinese government in the face of the popular demonstrations that broke out in Hong Kong and made televised statements similar to those made by Arab artists in these types of events, that security and protection are a blessing that should not be abandoned, and the regime has the right to do what is necessary to preserve them at all costs.
No respectable international artist with the slightest sense of morals and values would agree to a project that involves the shameful use and exploitation of the suffering of tens of thousands of people, unless it is immoral and only for financial gain.
Chan, his team and his supporters need to know that this film will face legal challenges. The families displaced from this region and who lost their loved ones are spread all over the world and are witnesses to the crimes of the regime and its militias. They will not stand idly by and in silence in the face of the most heinous exploitation.
The humanitarian community will not allow what the Syrian people have been exposed and suffered to become a source of entertainment for profit. There is still time for Chan, his team and the production company to retract this shameful act and apologize to the Syrian people.
This article first appeared in Arabic on arabi21 on July 19, 2022
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