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Title Budrus : a film / directed by Julia Bacha.

Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (1 video file, 78 min.) : digital, stereo., sound, color
Restrictions Restricted to users of subscribing institutions.
Credits Directed by Julia Bacha.
Notes Originally produced by Beamafilm in 2009.
Summary It takes a village to unite the most divided people on earth. Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israels Separation Barrier. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a womens contingent that quickly moves to the front lines. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary chronicling this movement from its infancy, Budrus shines a light on people who choose nonviolence to confront a threat. The movie is directed by award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha (co-writer and editor of Control Room and co-director Encounter Point), and produced by Bacha, Palestinian journalist Rula Salameh, and filmmaker and human rights advocate Ronit Avni (formerly of WITNESS, Director of Encounter Point). Read more information about the crew and cast. While this film is about one Palestinian village, it tells a much bigger story about what is possible in the Middle East. Ayed succeeded in doing what many people believe to be impossible: he united feuding Palestinian political groups, including Fatah and Hamas; he brought women to the heart of the struggle by encouraging his daughter Iltezam's leadership; and welcoming hundreds of Israelis to cross into Palestinian territory for the first time and join this nonviolent effort. Many of the activists who joined the villagers of Budrus are now continuing to support nonviolence efforts in villages from Bilin to Nabi Saleh to Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. Budrus includes diverse voices-- from the Palestinian leaders of the movement and their Israeli allies to an Israeli military spokesman, Doron Spielman, and Yasmine Levy, the Israeli border police captain stationed in the village at that time. While many documentaries about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict either romanticize the notion of peace, or dwell entirely on the suffering of victims to the conflict, this film focuses on the success of a Palestinian-led nonviolent movement. In a keynote address immediately following the world premiere of Budrus at a Gala screening at the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2009, Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan praised the film, stating that Budrus: "Gives an enormous amount of hope... It's a story which will have an impact and can help bring [about] change.”
Original Version Published [Washington, D.C.] : Antidote/Just Vision, [2010], c2009.
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Flash Player.
Language notes In Arabic, English and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Other author Bacha, Julia.
Kanopy (Firm)
Just Vision (Firm)
Antidote (Firm)
Subject Morrar, Ayed, 1962-
Morrar, Iltezam, 1988-
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Occupied territories.
Israeli West Bank Barrier -- Social aspects.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Peace -- Citizen participation.
Palestinian Arabs -- Political activity -- West Bank.
Jewish-Arab relations.
West Bank -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Publisher Number 1073619 Kanopy