Mohammad, a Palestinian boy and his family were evicted at the age of thirteen, from their main residential areas in the Jerusalem East neighborhoods by Israelites settles with the aim of establishing permanent presence of Jewish community in the region.
Reacting initially with a lot of rage and anger towards Israelites, the boy was soon exposed to a varied Israelite society region as an Israelite from diverse backgrounds started to arrive in the region to support Palestinians in the fight to restore their settlements.
The movie follows Mohammad’s growth and maturity more than two years of prominent conflict and neighborhood change, and brings audience to crucial figures in Mohammad’s life such as Tzvi Benning, a prominent Israelites activist who lived in West Jerusalem and takes a crucial role in organization of weekly demonstrations in Sheikh Jarrah, (Bregar 123). Via the life of Mohammad, a Palestinian teenage, living in Eastern part of Jerusalem, the rights, settlements and freedom issue is revealed in the movie.
My neighborhood movie is an effort to change the dynamics. An attempt to view Jerusalem not mainly from the political and religious extremist perspective, but through the views of the people growing up in the town and hoping, irrespective of all they have faced, that an increasing better and equitable future occurs for all the residences of the area.