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When the residents of Budrus learn that the Israeli army plans to build the Separation Barrier through their town, cutting them off from neighboring Palestinian villages and uprooting their precious olive groves, they decide to organize. Under the leadership of Ayed Morrar, Palestinian men of all political factions come together to wage an unarmed struggle to preserve their lands. Victory seems unlikely until Ayed's 15-year-old daughter steps in to organize a female contingent that brings the women of Budrus to the front lines in a tense stand-off with the military.
As word of the nonviolent protest spreads, Israeli citizens, international activists and Palestinians from other villages join the people of Budrus to demand that the Barrier be moved. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known movement that is still gaining ground today. Featuring interviews with unarmed demonstrators, Israeli soldiers and the citizens of Budrus, this harrowing, action-filled, and ultimately inspiring documentary has given hope to audiences around the world with its story of the ground-breaking nonviolent movement spreading across the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
A great demonstration of courage in the long and painful Palestinian struggle.Published 6 days ago by Mike Huffman
An inspiring account of a successful attempt by Palestinians to hold Israel to its commitments a bout borders. I use it in a University for Seniors course on nonviolence.Published 7 months ago by Bruce Mork
Timely, personal and up close story of what it means to foster nonviolent resistance to the occupation. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Gail Burnaford
"Budrus" not only shares vividly the struggles between Israelis and Palestinians, but also shares glimpses of hope: Israeli youth joining the protest against the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jhonny
The passions on each side of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict are shown in spectacular fasion in this documentary. Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Heidi G