The story of a father and daughter who unite Palestinians from all political factions and Israelis to save their small Palestinian village and its olive tress from being divided by Israel's Separation Barrier. In this action packed documentary, we witness Ayed Morrar and his 15-year-old daughter Iltezam launch what many believed impossible. an inspiring yet little known non-violent movement.in the Occupied Territories that's still gaining ground today. While many documentaries about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict either romanticize peace or dwell on suffering, Budrus focuses on the success of non-violence, and tells a much bigger story about what is possible in the Middle East.
Budrus is directed by award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha (co-writer and editor Control Room, co-director Encounter Point), and produced by Baccha, Palestinian journalist Rula Salameh, and Canadian filmmaker Ronit Avni (director of Encounter Point).
Budrus includes diverse voices from the Palestinian leaders of the movement and their Israeli allies to an Israeli army captain, Doron Spielman, and Yasmine Levy, the Israeli border police officer stationed in the village at that time.
In a keynote address following the debut 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 change."
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