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My Neighbourhood

Shorts in Competition: Documentary

World Premiere

USA, Israel, Palestine | 25 MINUTES | Arabic, Hebrew, English |


Female Director(s), Documentary
My Neighbourhood follows Palestinian teenager Mohammed El Kurd as half of his home in East Jerusalem is taken over by Jewish settlers. When Israeli activists arrive to protest the takeover alongside Palestinian residents, Mohammed comes of age in the face of unrelenting tension and unexpected cooperation in his backyard.


Directed by Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, Julia Bacha, and Rebekah Wingert-Jabi

Julia Bacha directed the feature doc Budrus, which received a special jury mention at TFF 2009. She co-directed and wrote Encounter Point (TFF 2006) and wrote and edited the acclaimed documentary Control Room (2004). She is the Senior Producer and Media Director at Just Vision. Rebekah Wingert-Jabi has an MFA in film from USC and lived in the West Bank for eight years, working with Palestinian and Israeli filmmakers to produce films.
Jessica Devaney, Irene Nasser, Rula Salemeh, Vicky Wingert
Executive Producer
Ronit Avni
Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Julia Bacha, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Associate Producer
Joseph Dana, Nadav Greenberg, Jesus Campos Hernandez
Julia Bacha, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Supervising Editor
Geeta Gandbhir
Primary Cast
Mohammed El Kurd, Zvi Benninga, Sara Benninga, Rifqa El Kurd, Terry Benninga, Yonatan Yossef
Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Kareem Roustom


Julia Bacha
Just Vision
1616 P Street NW Suite 340 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202 232 6821
Technical Contact
Jessica Devaney
Just Vision
Phone: 212 367 8369
Sales Agent
Nadav Greenberg
Just Vision
1616 P Street NW Suite 340 Washington DC, DC 20036
Phone: 212 367 8369