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Budrus

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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.

  • DirectorJulia Bacha
  • Runtime: 1 hr 21 min
  • StudioSundance
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Budrus

Budrus
John Eby
Five Stars

A compelling and humane depiction of nonviolent resistance.

Budrus
Mike Huffman
Five Stars

A great demonstration of courage in the long and painful Palestinian struggle.

Budrus
Bruce Mork
Nonviolence succeeds in the West Bank

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.

Budrus
Gail Burnaford
A must see for anyone puzzled about peace challenges in the West Bank

Timely, personal and up close story of what it means to foster nonviolent resistance to the occupation. Israelis, Palestiniansand the international community ARE working together - at the grass roots level.

Budrus
Jhonny
Glimpses of hope

"Budrus" not only shares vividly the struggles between Israelis and Palestinians, but also shares glimpses of hope: Israeli youth joining the protest against the destruction of Palestinians livelihood, and also the commitment to non-violent resistance. The role women played in these demonstrations is heartening.

Budrus
El Duende
The New Imperialism-Budrus

This is the true story of how the People of the Book adopt the tools of 1930s Imperial Europe to persecute a people who have been at home for 4000 years. To be fair, it briefly (too briefly) shows that those who oppose these land grabs and colonialism are a growing minority of Israelis who believe that the cri de coeur, "Never Again", applies not only to Jews but to all oppressed and persecuted people. Its strength is that it is a documentary, not merely fact but truth. As a Jew, I applaud its courage to hold a mirror to the Middle East and implies our complicity, standing ...

Budrus
Heidi G
Superb!

The passions on each side of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict are shown in spectacular fasion in this documentary. The Israelis plan to build a border wall and/or fence separating the country from the East Bank, meaning that the Palestinian village of Budrus will lose many acres of land. On that land are planted olive trees, a major source of income for the villagers. Shown mainly from the Palestinian perspective, it is apparent that the people of Budrus do not oppose the wall; they merely want it to be built not on their land but on Israeli land. Nonviolent protests take place in the hopes of stopping ...

Budrus
That Hugelkultur Chick
Budrus is exceptional!!!

Budrus is exceptional!!! I feel that this film showed both sides, the Israeli soldiers and the Palestinians. This film taught me that it's governments and political factions that create the Israel/Palestine conflict, not the people themselves. Israelis and Palestinians know that they are each other's brothers and sisters. It is the governments and political/religious factions on both sides that create violence and hate. The real people who live in these places just want to live their lives and have the same basic rights to live as anyone else. This film stands above other films I have seen on this subject. It seems to shed light by calling on humanity's ...

Budrus
Youssi
Inspiring film about Israelis and Palestinians working together.

In this inspiring documentary, the viewer follows the people of Budrus (A village in the West Bank) from the timeless beauty of their olive groves into the line of Israeli fire, as tension builds and culminates in dramatic conflict between a steadily growing group of unarmed protesters, and the bulldozing Israeli Defense Force.Although it would be justifiable to tell this story solely from a Palestinian vantage point, the filmmakers lend even more credibility to the voice of Ayed Morrar, the film's Palestinian protagonist, by respectfully and thoroughly presenting Israeli points of view throughout the film. Soldiers, captains, newscasters and politicians weigh in from the other side of the "wall-in-progress", ...

Budrus
John Eby
Five Stars

A compelling and humane depiction of nonviolent resistance.

Budrus
Mike Huffman
Five Stars

A great demonstration of courage in the long and painful Palestinian struggle.

Budrus
Bruce Mork
Nonviolence succeeds in the West Bank

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.

Budrus
Gail Burnaford
A must see for anyone puzzled about peace challenges in the West Bank

Timely, personal and up close story of what it means to foster nonviolent resistance to the occupation. Israelis, Palestiniansand the international community ARE working together - at the grass roots level.

Budrus
Jhonny
Glimpses of hope

"Budrus" not only shares vividly the struggles between Israelis and Palestinians, but also shares glimpses of hope: Israeli youth joining the protest against the destruction of Palestinians livelihood, and also the commitment to non-violent resistance. The role women played in these demonstrations is heartening.

Budrus
El Duende
The New Imperialism-Budrus

This is the true story of how the People of the Book adopt the tools of 1930s Imperial Europe to persecute a people who have been at home for 4000 years. To be fair, it briefly (too briefly) shows that those who oppose these land grabs and colonialism are a growing minority of Israelis who believe that the cri de coeur, "Never Again", applies not only to Jews but to all oppressed and persecuted people. Its strength is that it is a documentary, not merely fact but truth. As a Jew, I applaud its courage to hold a mirror to the Middle East and implies our complicity, standing ...

Budrus
Heidi G
Superb!

The passions on each side of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict are shown in spectacular fasion in this documentary. The Israelis plan to build a border wall and/or fence separating the country from the East Bank, meaning that the Palestinian village of Budrus will lose many acres of land. On that land are planted olive trees, a major source of income for the villagers. Shown mainly from the Palestinian perspective, it is apparent that the people of Budrus do not oppose the wall; they merely want it to be built not on their land but on Israeli land. Nonviolent protests take place in the hopes of stopping ...

Budrus
That Hugelkultur Chick
Budrus is exceptional!!!

Budrus is exceptional!!! I feel that this film showed both sides, the Israeli soldiers and the Palestinians. This film taught me that it's governments and political factions that create the Israel/Palestine conflict, not the people themselves. Israelis and Palestinians know that they are each other's brothers and sisters. It is the governments and political/religious factions on both sides that create violence and hate. The real people who live in these places just want to live their lives and have the same basic rights to live as anyone else. This film stands above other films I have seen on this subject. It seems to shed light by calling on humanity's ...

Budrus
Youssi
Inspiring film about Israelis and Palestinians working together.

In this inspiring documentary, the viewer follows the people of Budrus (A village in the West Bank) from the timeless beauty of their olive groves into the line of Israeli fire, as tension builds and culminates in dramatic conflict between a steadily growing group of unarmed protesters, and the bulldozing Israeli Defense Force.Although it would be justifiable to tell this story solely from a Palestinian vantage point, the filmmakers lend even more credibility to the voice of Ayed Morrar, the film's Palestinian protagonist, by respectfully and thoroughly presenting Israeli points of view throughout the film. Soldiers, captains, newscasters and politicians weigh in from the other side of the "wall-in-progress", ...

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