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MIPCOM Picks: Rania – The YouTube Queen

Queen Rania of Jordan, one of the most famous and influential women in the world, recently launched her own channel on YouTube, and has begun a dialog with the rest of the world about the Muslim way of life. And she's not just spouting propaganda - Rania is prepared to tackle even such controversial topics as honor killings.
October 7, 2008


Queen Rania of Jordan, one of the most famous and influential women in the world, recently launched her own channel on YouTube, and has begun a dialog with the rest of the world about the Muslim way of life. And she’s not just spouting propaganda – Rania is prepared to tackle even such controversial topics as honor killings.
The Web broadcasts are an insider’s look at Muslim society, and they have created a huge response in the online community. Rania – The YouTube Queen follows the Queen as she prepares for one of her shows, and goes behind the scenes to talk with her staff and advisors.
The topic of this film is so unexpected and so original, that it’s really must-see tv. Prodco Rockhopper has gained exclusive access to Queen Rania, so the only place you’ll get it is here. Partners: Rockhopper TV (London) for BBC World News, distributed by Beyond Distribution (Sydney)
Wrapped: July 2008, aired on BBC World News in July 2008
Length: 60 minutes
Rights available: All, worldwide

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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