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Directed by: Julia Bacha
70 Minutes, 2009

Ayed Morrar, an unlikely Palestinian community organizer, unites all Palestinian political factions and Israelis. Together, they wage a lengthy lunch-counter-sit-in-style unarmed struggle to save his village from destruction by Israels Separation Barrier. Victory seems improbable until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a womens contingent that quickly moves to the front lines. They not only save the village, but the Barrier is pushed back behind the Green Line into No Mans Land. In the process, Ayed and Iltezam unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary featuring archival footage of this movement from its infancy, Budrus will inspire and challenge audiences worldwide.


Director: Julia Bacha

Producer: Ronit Avni

Producer: Julia Bacha

Producer: Rula Salameh

Producer: Jehane Noujaim

Writer: Julia Bacha

Cinematographer: Monalisa Sundbom

Cinematographer: Jonathan Massey

Cinematographer: Julia Bacha

Cinematographer: Riyad Deis

Cinematographer: Mohammed Fawzi

Editor: Geeta Gandbhir

Original music: Kareem Roustom