Director: Julia Bacha | Countries of production: Israel, Palestine, United States | Year: 2009 | Length: 70 min
Language: English, Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

A village’s attempts to unite the most divided people on earth.

Ayed Morrar, an unlikely community organizer, unites Palestinians from all political factions and Israelis to save his village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Victory seems improbable until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women’s 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 yet remain virtually unknown to the world.

The movie is directed by award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha (co-writer and editor Control Room, 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).

Movies That Matter Film Festival,, Winner, Amnesty’s Matter of Act Human Rights Awa
Tribeca Film Festival, Winner, Special Jury Mention

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