Film and Discussion: Budrus
2009 award winner. Producer Ronit Avni in person at both showings: July 28 at SF Castro and August 1 at Roda Theatre in Berkeley. Tickets $11 matinee, $12 general.
ALSO: Thursday, July 29, 11:30 am at Castro, discussion (free to public): "Is Dialogue Possible? How Films Help us Talk about Israel (...or not)"
When Ayed Morrar learned that the planned Israeli security barrier would veer from the “green line” separating Israel and the West Bank to cut through his village, he decided to organize. Despite his soft-spoken manner, his determined strategy of nonviolent protest and ability to unite divergent viewpoints of Fatah and Hamas loyalists attracted Israelis willing to help save the village. With the added involvement of women organized by his 15-year-old daughter, a persistent group of citizens tests possibilities when Israelis and Palestinians come together to work towards a shared future. The camera, placed between protestors and Israeli military, provides riveting “you are there” footage as Israeli soldiers and Border Police voice intentions to strike a balance between Israel’s security and Palestinian needs. --
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