He lost his battle with illness.. The departure of Jordanian artist Jamil Awad, the fiercest resistance to normalization
Oman- “I returned home after the most difficult battle I fought, facing death and winning it again. I know that the last round will be in his favour.” .. Indeed, when the pioneering artist Jamil Awad was admitted to the hospital 4 days ago, he blindfolded his eyes, Muslim forever, to muffle the loud voice, and the high stature of the artist born in The capital Amman in 1937.
The Minister of Culture Haifa Najjar called him, saying that Awad’s departure “is a great loss for the homeland, and a loss for Arab art, which was one of its symbols, as the late represented a distinctive mark not only in the Jordanian dramatic scene, but also in the Arab cultural and media scene. generations through works in which he embodied the values of courage, pride and chivalry.
Awad, who died this morning, Thursday, October 28, at the age of 84, was suffering from kidney failure, and he had predicted his death after his victory over the disease several years ago, except for his struggle with the disease. She shares with him not only art, but also his committed patriotic stances – a number of battles related to Arab issues, and she said in the obituary publication, “…and Jamili is gone.”
Awad was a nationalist Arab, a defender of the Palestinian cause, and a fierce resistance to normalization. He fought a battle with a Jordanian artist who accused her of normalization.
Although the artist Awad graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Decoration, he was multi-cultural, as he was a plastic artist and a member of the Association of Fine Artists, an intellectual and a screenwriter, and a member of the Jordanian Writers Association. He is a director and actor, a member of the Artists Syndicate, and a political activist whose presence is recorded in the majority of activities supporting Palestine and Gaza and protesting against the Zionist aggression.
The Captain of Artists Hussein Al-Khatib told Al-Jazeera Net, “We sadly bid farewell to an artistic stature, and bid him farewell as we remember everything that was presented to the theater and cinema. It has multiple, and sometimes contradictory, psychological dimensions, and many of the characters he played are still stuck in the viewer’s mind.
Al-Khatib adds, “His artistic presence was not the only one, but his national and national positions. He has a position, and he is a founding and exceptional artist in the Jordanian and Arab artistic movement.”
The artist, Abeer Issa, told Al Jazeera Net, “It is a sad day for a person to wake up to a tragic news, and all I say is that the artist Jamil Awad is an artistic stature, won the hearts of viewers with his performance, and he is tall and tall, and he is one of the pyramids of Jordanian and Arab art, with whom I worked with most of his dramatic artworks. And he gave colleagues positive energy with his noble presence.”
Theatrical director Hakim Harb told Al Jazeera Net that the artist Awad “a great artistic stature that, over decades, contributed to raising the artistic and aesthetic taste locally and in the Arab world through a series of theatrical, cinematic and television works that had an impact on the Jordanian and Arab dramatic movement. He represented a great artistic and cultural stock.”
The Artists Syndicate issued an obituary for the death of its member, the condolences of his companion, and the Jordanian Writers Association, and the Ajloun branch, and issued a statement describing the artist and describing him as “committed and distinguished.” On the issues of his people and his nation, the creative artist Jamil Awad.
The journalist, Muhammad Abu Arida, told Al Jazeera Net that the late owner of an unambiguous Arab stance, was not lost in the details, and whoever remembers his various dramatic roles can read this man and make sure of the sincerity of his choice, as well as his radical positions within the framework of his dramatic works, his literary works and texts he wrote were characterized by honesty And spontaneity, even in light of the disorientation in recent years, has always directed his compass to Palestine as the first nation’s issue, and he made great contributions in the cultural field as a member of the Writers Association and a member of the Artists Syndicate.
In addition, the personal pages on the social networks of the friends of the late were buzzing with farewell words that glorified his patriotic and nationalist stances. The novelist Samiha Khreis said, “The great artist with clear intellectual and nationalist attitudes… to God’s mercy, painful condolences to the artist Juliet Awad,” and the artist Zuhair Al-Nubani wrote on his personal page, “To May God have mercy on the great Jordanian Arab artist Jamil Awad, my sincerest condolences to his family, his fans, and the Jordanian and Arab artistic family.
The plastic artist Ghazi Naim wrote on his Facebook page, “A knight of drama, cinema, theater and plastic art left his horse, leaving in the hearts of his fans an unforgettable national and Arab creations and attitudes. During his long artistic career, he presented many immortal artworks in the viewer’s memory that exceeded More than 70 works of art in drama, cinema and theater, in which the characters and roles he played varied.
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For Awwad, art was not just a means of entertainment. Rather, it was a valuable and enlightening message as long as he explained it in meetings and lectures he gave in cultural institutions, and embodied it in his theatrical and dramatic works, television and cinema, believing that art represents an important wall to defend the nation’s issues, and that art is biased towards people’s issues. Although he played the roles of the authoritarian chooser, in reality he believed in freedom and human justice that does not accept oppression and injustice, and therefore he presented the unjust character in the way that shows its ugliness, complexity, diseases and weakness at the same time.
Most of his works, including “The Palm and the Awl, a Village Without Roofs, Courts Without Prisons” were related to issues of justice and confronting oppression and injustice against farmers and preserving the land. Many of his artworks were also related to serving the Palestinian and Arab cause and advocating the concerns of the homeland and the citizen, including: Palestinian alienation that he wrote Walid Seif and directed by Hatem Ali, may you be sacrificed, Palestine, we will return in Algeria, the rebellious Palestinian, the green branch and the lily.