Sunday Screening – Budrus
In an inspiring tale, Budrus follows the struggle of a father and daughter team who fight to save their village from imminent destruction at the hands of the IDF’s Separation Barrier.
Uniting the disparate forces of Fatah, Hamas, and Israelis in a non-violent form of protest, father Ayed Morrar finds little success with the movement until his 15-year-old daughter Iltezam rallies support from the women of the village. By bringing together various groups in the West Bank village, Ayed and Iltezam begin a journey that resonates throughout Palestine and Israel.
Combining interviews from Israelis and Palestinians, military officials and citizens, Budrus examines the ubiquitous need to unite different peoples together in a peaceful manner to protest. Ultimately illustrating how this united front can lead to success, the efforts examined in Budrus have ramifications in all areas of conflict in the world.
Directed by Julia Bacha
Winner Special Jury Mention Tribeca Film Festival 2010
Winner Witness Award Silverdocs 2010
Winner Audience Award at Berlin International Film Festival 2010