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Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organiser, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Isreal's 'Seperation Barrier'. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women's contingent that quickly moves to the frontlines. Side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring movement in the Palestinian Territories. An action-filled documentary chronicling this movement from its infancy, Budrus shines a light on people chosing non vilent means to confront an existential threat.

Nominations and Awards

Won Best Documentary at the Bergen International Film Festival, the Audience Awards at San Francisco International Film Festival and Pesaro International Film Festival, and came 2nd at the Berlin International Film Festival for their Panorama Audience Award. It won the Witness Award at the Silverdocs Documentary Festival, and received Special Mention at the Tribeca Film Festival, Madrid International Documentary Film Festival, and Bahamas International Film Festival.

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Film Title Budrus
Director Julia Bacha
Country Palestinian Film - Arab Film
Year 2010
Genre Documentary
Length 82 minutes
Certification E (Exempt from Certification)
Language Arabic
Subtitles English
DVD region ALL
Synopsis Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organiser, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Isreal's 'Seperation Barrier'. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women's contingent that quickly moves to the frontlines. Side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring movement in the Palestinian Territories. An action-filled documentary chronicling this movement from its infancy, Budrus shines a light on people chosing non vilent means to confront an existential threat.
Director Profile Julia Bacha has won awards for several of her documentaries. They include Control Room which she co-wrote and edited, a critically acclaimed documentary about Al Jazeera. Two years later, she co-directed the documentary Encounter Point, which was the official selection at Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs, Jerusalem Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival and San Francisco International Film Festivals, where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary. In 2010, she won acclaim again for her documentary Budrus, scooping 8 international awards.
Reviews

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/sep/23/budrus-review
http://www.timeout.com/film/reviews/88411/budrus.html
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/budrus/
http://staticmass.net/documentary/budrus-documentary-2009-review/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/8020386/Budrus-review.html
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/film/review-23881995-budrus-shows-power-of-peace.do
http://www.totalfilm.com/reviews/cinema/budrus
http://www.thefilmpilgrim.com/reviews/budrus-dvd-review/3454