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Budrus (2009)

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Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.

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Julia Bacha

Writer:

Julia Bacha
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Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.

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It takes a village to unite the most divided people on earth.


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Unrated
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Israel | Palestine | USA

Language:

Arabic | Hebrew | English

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Budrus Has a Hammer See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,819, 10 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$68,353, 2 January 2011
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Just Vision Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Ayed Morrar: It's a live bullet. It's like Fallujah, shooting everywhere. It's like a... You hear? It's like a rocket.
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Clear-eyed, intelligent and affecting
20 December 2016 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

Yet another clear-eyed, intelligent and affecting documentary on the heartbreaking, seemingly endless conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.

In this case the subject is the title town, where the Israelis – for seemingly no good reason – have decided to erect their 'wall of separation' not along the natural green line border outside the enclave, but cutting right through the heart of this small rural town, dividing the cemetery, and forcing the digging up of farmland and ancient olive trees that provide many in the town with their only income. Whether ignorance, political strategy or simple cruelty on the part of the Israeli government is never really explained (a slight weak spot in the film).

But the film is detailed and insightful in tracing how the townspeople - led by soft-spoken community organizer Ayed Morrar - stand up to the mighty Israeli border army in a non- violent way, eventually earning supporters from around the world including younger liberal Israelis, who come and join in the protests, so the conflict evolves from Arab against Jew into human beings against the army and cold, indifferent bureaucracy. Perhaps in that re- alignment lies the seeds of a human solution for the larger conflict that the people of both sides can not only accept, but even embrace.


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