Budrus

From the green line separating Israel and the Palestinian territories, and would instead cut through his West Bank village, he decided to organize. His soft-spoken manner gives the impression of an unlikely leader but his effectiveness came with a determined strategy of nonviolent protest. Even more remarkable was his ability to unite the divergent When Ayed Morrar learned that plans for the Israeli security barrier would veer viewpoints of individuals loyal to Fatah and Hamas with a contingent of Israelis willing to help him save his village from an uncertain fate. With the further involvement of women organized by his 15-year-old daughter, a persistent group of citizens proves what is possible when Israelis and Palestinians come together to work towards a shared future. The camera, daringly placed between the protestors and the Israeli military, meanwhile provides riveting you are there footage as Israeli soldiers and Border Police voice their intention to strike a balance between Israel’s security and Palestinian needs. This groundbreaking production comes from the award-winning team whose 2006 film, Encounter Point, documented the effectiveness of dialogue between bereaved Palestinians and Israeli Jews. Their new film once again neither romanticizes nor demonizes the many viewpoints it presents, instead capturing with raw intensity the power of ordinary people fighting peaceably for change.
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USA
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