I've always liked Queen Noor of Jordan and this DVD does an admirable job of providing insight into the life of the "Light of Hussein" as Lisa Halaby was known upon her marriage to King Hussein of Jordan. Lisa Halaby was 4 yrs out of Princeton when she met the King of Jordan and after the tragic death of his third wife, Queen Alia, the pair began to get closer and their friendship soon turned into love and then marriage. The documentary which is actually an A&E biography of Queen Noor traces Lisa Halaby's early life in America - her childhood, the constant moving with her family entailed by her father's job, and her years at Princeton[briefly] as well as her meeting King Huseeing, their whirlwind romance and marriage. It contains some insightful interviews with her friends from school, acquaintances etc. There is some film footage but not sufficient in my opinion - what we get are mostly pictures of her early life and even after becoming Queen of Jordan, there aren't that many film footage of Queen Noor and her royal family. The few times she appears in interviews here, we get a clear picture of her regal bearing, her candidness and overall, the impression is of a woman who was genuinely in love with her husband and who cared a great deal about him [this was made after King Hussein's death in 1999].
I do wish there were interviews with other members of the family - especially with her children and also her step-children. I wish there had been an interview with King Abdullah of Jordan [the reigning king] and his wife, Queen Rania. It would have been nice and insightful to have gained their perspectives on Queen Noor.
Queen Noor is a remarkable woman who has successfully bridged the chasm between two cultures, and who has and continues to exercise a potent influence on Jordanians. Conclusion - a DVD worth viewing for those keen to know more about Queen Noor.