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A film by Julia Bacha

Runtime: 82 minutes (includes 58 minute version)

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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. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary chronicling this movement from its infancy, Budrus shines a light on people who choose nonviolence to confront a threat.

Budrus was produced by Just Vision. Just Vision informs local and international audiences about under-documented Palestinian and Israeli civilian efforts to resolve the conflict nonviolently. By creating award-winning films that tell the otherwise unknown stories of these individuals and complementing them with online educational tools, we equip journalists, community leaders, educators, students and facilitators with information, access and content so they can learn from, report on, support or join Palestinian and Israeli civilians working for freedom, dignity, security and peace without arms.

If you are interested in hosting a public screening of Budrus in your community, please contact Just Vision at [email protected] or (212) 367-4701.




"This film will single-handedly change how many people view the conflict. IT'S THAT GOOD, AND THAT IMPORTANT."
—The Boston Globe

"[BUDRUS] GIVES AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF HOPE...It's a story which will have an impact and can help bring [about] change."
—Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan

"A POIGNANT CHRONICLE...This inspiring documentary stresses peaceful resistance as the best means of conflict resolution."
—The Herald Sun

"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

"A MOVING SLIVER OF HOPE that nonviolent resistance may yet blossom out of violence."
—New York Magazine

—The New York Times

—The Economist

—Financial Times

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