Queen Noor Attends “My Neighborhood” Premiere
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Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan attended the private screening of the documentary “My Neighborhood” at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
“My Neighborhood” is the tale of the forced eviction of Mohammed El Kurd, an eleven-year-old Palestinian from his home in East Jerusalem by Israeli settlers. The surprising friendship that evolves when Israeli Zvi Benninga and his family comes to support the Palestinian residents of the Sheik Jarrah neighborhood — their small protests soon grows to demonstrations that bring 3,000 Arabs and Israelis to the neighborhood.
The documentary is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21.
Queen Noor continues with the legacy of her husband, the late King Hussein and promotes peace in the Middle East. During an interview she talked about the documentary and said, “It is possible to make progress and it is not easy doing what is right. My husband spent a lifetime doing that. I have seen so many people who have had the courage of their convictions and that have sacrificed so much in our region on both sides if you will, of the conflict line. When people realize that they are not alone and together that they can accomplish something great when they thought alone. These films play a significant role in making that clear. People can dispel a sense of isolation and hopelessness and that’s something to work on, and if it is only that, it is something to work with”.
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