Now more than ever, increased international understanding is imperative to maintain global stability. Layalina's Sister Cities series focuses on existing inter-city partnerships by demonstrating the cultural similarities between seemingly opposite cities and shedding light on existing attempts to promote cross-cultural understanding.
Each half-hour long episode of this series covers two cities - one in the United States and one in the Arab Middle East. The cities will be explored in terms of their traditions, history, and underlying parallels. The show is translated into Arabic and English so that it can be made available to both markets.
Each city is introduced through an overview of its historical and current unique attributes. Interviews take place with city leaders and leading people in the art and business worlds. In addition, the program thoroughly examines the roles of women and the family, architectural and artistic achievement, and cultural nuances.
Sister Cities is an opportunity for people in both the United States and the Arab world to share and promote their own communities in a unique way. Moreover, the series explores how inter-city citizen diplomacy programs foster brotherhood, understanding, and sharing of human values.