April 6, 2011 @ 2:00pm
Johnson Center Cinema
George Mason University
Presented by the Arab Studies Institute, the Middle East Etc. Film Club, Middle East Studies Program, Global Interdisciplinary Programs & Center for Global Islamic Studies
Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, 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 Israel’s Separation Barrier. Success eludes them 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.
Forum on Muslim and Arab Affairs
FAMA is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute.