My Neighbourhood

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November 2nd, 2013, 4:15pm – 6:00pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L13 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue

Mohammed El Kurd is a Palestinian boy growing up in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah in the heart of East Jerusalem. When Mohammed turns 11, his family is forced to give up part of their home to Israeli settlers who are leading a campaign of court sanctioned evictions to guarantee Jewish control of the area. Shortly after their displacement, Mohammed’s family and other residents begin peacefully protesting against the evictions, determined not to lose their homes for good. To their surprise, they are quickly joined by scores of Israeli supporters who are horrified to see what is being done in their name. My Neighbourhood captures voices rarely heard, of those striving for a shared future in the city of Jerusalem.