Director: Julia Bacha Cast: Ayed Morrar, Iltezam Morrar, Kobi Snitz
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Filmmaker Julia Bacha offers this thought-provoking look at the unintended consequences of the wall erected to keep the peace between Israel and Palestine in this inspirational documentary. When the citizens of Budrus realized that Israel's Separation Barrier would essentially destroy their remote village, Palestinian community organizer Ayed Morrar made it his mission to fight back by uniting Fatah and Hamas members, as well as Israeli supporters, against the massive fence. Although their success seemed decidedly uncertain at first, their cause would soon get a much-needed boost when Morrar's 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, rallied women to the cause as well. Incredibly, it was Iltezam's faction that stood their ground on the front lines, fearlessly confronting heavily armed soldiers twice their size. The result was a nonviolent protest that has since had a ripple effect throughout the war-torn Middle East, inspiring people who were once bitter enemies to lay down their weapons and work together for peace.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2011
UPC: 0643519123138
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Typecast Pictures
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 86,336

Special Features

Trailer; Q&A with director; Checkpoints award; What's your calling

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ayed Morrar Participant
Iltezam Morrar Participant
Kobi Snitz Participant
Yasmine Levy Participant
Ahmed Awwad Participant
Doron Spielman Participant
Riyad Deis Participant

Technical Credits
Julia Bacha Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Ronit Avni Executive Producer
Riyad Deis Cinematographer
Jessica Devaney Associate Producer
Sandi Simcha DuBowski Co-producer
Mohammed Fawzi Cinematographer
Darius Fisher Co-producer
Scott Freiman Sound Editor
Anat Langer-Gal Associate Producer
Jonathan Massey Cinematographer
Jehane Noujaim Executive Producer
Shai Pollack Cinematographer
Kareem Roustom Score Composer
Rula Salameh Producer
Monalisa Sundbom Cinematographer
Rebekah Wingert Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Budrus
1. Chapter 1 [1:35]
2. Chapter 2 [4:09]
3. Chapter 3 [3:45]
4. Chapter 4 [8:28]
5. Chapter 5 [5:59]
6. Chapter 6 [5:53]
7. Chapter 7 [4:06]
8. Chapter 8 [6:24]
9. Chapter 9 [2:38]
10. Chapter 10 [5:11]
12. Chapter 11 [4:42]
13. Chapter 12 [5:18]
14. Chapter 13 [2:38]
15. Chapter 14 [3:45]
16. Chapter 15 [5:10]
17. Chapter 16 [5:43]

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Budrus 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
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 the bulldozers but rock throwing by the Palestinians and shooting by Israeli forces shows how emotions can become inflamed. This is a fascinating look at how people CAN make a difference in their community. Highly recommended.