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.
Length: 25 minutes
Language: Arabic, Hebrew, English
USA, Israel, Palestine
Director: Julia Bacha, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Screenwriter: Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Producer: Julia Bacha, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Editor: Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Associate Producer: Joseph Dana, Nadav Greenberg, Jesus Campos Hernandez
Executive Producer: Ronit Avni
Composer: Kareem Roustom
Co-Producer: Jessica Devaney, Irene Nasser, Rula Salemeh, Vicky Wingert
Supervising Editor: Geeta Gandbhir
Primary Cast: Mohammed El Kurd, Zvi Benninga, Sara Benninga, Rifqa El Kurd, Terry Benninga, Yonatan Yossef
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.