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.
CAST & CREDITS
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 theSenior
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.