Budrus

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Description:

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.

DVD Special Features:
Trailer
Q&A with Director
Checkpoints Award
“What’s your Calling”
Language: Arabic, Hebrew & English | Subtitles: English

Reviews:

“A poignant chronicle… This inspiring  documentary stresses peaceful resistance as the best means of conflict resolution.” - Variety

“A complex … documentary that shows a balanced picture of its competing protagonists. It finds a story for the future… in the shape of a social movement driven by pragmatism.”  - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitun

“A moving sliver of hope that nonviolent resistance may yet blossom out of violence.” – New York Magazine

“A powerful film filled with the kind of hope you rarely see around this issue.” – Michael Moore

“ This story is a journey that stretches beyond borders to provide hope, and it should be seen by everyone.” – Jessica Alba, Actress

“A strong piece of work from intelligent filmmakers.” – The Jewish Week

“Budrus chronicles a small victory in a much larger and uncertain battle, but with so much hopelessness in the region, it’s worth highlighting and, hopefully, emulating.” – The Nation


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In Theaters


December 20th – 23rd, 2010 – Real Art WaysHartford, Connecticut
December 20th – 24th, 2010 – Varsity Theater – Seattle, WA
December 27th – 30th, 2010 – Facets CinemathequeChicago, Illinois
January 3rd, 2011 – Haifa CinemathequeHaifa, Israel
January 6th, 2011 - SPACE GalleryPortland, Maine
January 7th – 13th, 2011 – Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Grand Rapids, Michigan
January 14th – 20th, 2011 – Shattuck 10Berkley, California
January 14th – 20th, 2011 – Lumiere Theater & Opera Plaza - San Fransisco, California
January 29th & 31st, 2011 – Varsity Theatre – Davis, California
February 16th, 2011 – Avon Theatre Film Center Inc. – Stamford, Connecticut
February 25th – 27th, 2011 – Flint Institute of Arts – Flint, Michigan
March 18th – 24th, 2011 – Main Art Theatre – Royal Oak, Michigan
March 28th – 30th, 2011 – Fine Arts Theatre – Asheville, North Carolina
May 3, 2011 - Bryn Mawr Film Institute - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
May 27, 2011 - Culver Center for the Arts - Riverside, California


At Festivals

 

Winner, Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival, 2011
Winner, Inaugural Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize, 2011
Winner, Amnesty’s Matter of Act Human Rights Award, 2011
Winner, Panorama Audience Award Second Prize, Berlin International Film Festival, 2010
Winner, Special Jury Mention, Tribeca Film Festival, 2010
Winner, Audience Award, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2010
Winner, Honorable Mention Spirit of Freedom Award, Jerusalem International Film Festival 2010
Winner, Witness Award at Silverdocs Film Festival, 2010
Winner, Honorable Mention of the Jury, Documenta Madrid 10
Winner, Amnesty Italia Award, Pesaro Film Festival, 2010
Winner, Founders Prize, Best of Fest, Nonfiction, Traverse City Film Festival, 2010
Winner, Checkpoints Award, Bergen International Film Festival, 2010
Winner, Festival des Libertés Prize, Festival des Libertés, 2010
Winner, Spirit of Freedom Documentary Award, Bahamas International Film Festival, 2010

Cultural Bridge Gala, Dubai International Film Festival, 2009

Official Selection, Human Rights Watch International Film Festival London, 2010

Official Selection, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, E Tudo Verdade/It’s All True Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Hot Docs Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Sydney Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Planete Doc Review, 2010

Official Selection, Documentarist Film Festival, Istanbul, 2010

Official Selection, DokuFest Kosovo, 2010

Official Selection, Woods Hole Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, EBS International Documentary Festival, Korea, 2010

Official Selection, Festival do Rio, 2010

Official Selection, Take One Action Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Bergen International Film Festival, Norway, 2010

Official Selection, Mumbai International Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Festival des Libertes, 2010

Official Selection, Doha Tribeca Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Jihlava International Documentary Festival, 2010

Official Selection, St. Louis International Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Milwaukee International Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Jakarta International Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Bend Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Toronto Palestine Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Boston Palestine Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Arab Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Rehoboth Beach Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films, 2010

Official Selection, One World Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Lens Politica Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Doha Tribeca Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Camden International Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Palestine Human Rights Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Global Peace Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, International Women’s Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, 2010

Additional Awards:

Winner, King Hussein Leadership Prize, 2009