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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

Writers:

Julia Bacha, Mona Eldaief (Story Advisor)
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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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Country:

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

Gross USA:

$68,353
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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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A Protest Movement Ignored by the Media
6 August 2010 | by nyshrinkSee all my reviews

This documentary will be an eye-opener for many Americans. It tells the story of an on-going non-violent protest movement on the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. The movement has been created and led by Palestinians--a people often portrayed as terrorists or fanatics by the Western media. Some intrepid international activists as well as some Israelis have joined the movement, but the focus of this film is on the Palestinians.

The film portrays the actual protests and the response by the Israeli military. Just as interesting are numerous brief interviews with many people including the leaders of the protests, an Israeli activist and an Israeli military leader on the ground (who I began to suspect was probably later fired, as his comments were damning as well as humorous). Many people might be shocked to see a Hamas member talk about the value of non-violent protest and how he has met progressive Jews whom he now views as comrades. Not a bearded mullah, he is a math teacher.

The protests I believe were filmed in 2003, but this movement against the Israeli theft of Palestinian land continues on the West Bank. Since it is rarely covered by the Western media, this film may be your only chance to get a good look at it.


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