Film Budrus Gives Hope for Justice and Peace


press release: Film Budrus Gives Hope for Justice and Peace

Contact: Carolyn Coe, of Peninsula Peace & Justice
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Press release

Film Budrus Gives Hope for Justice and Peace

BLUE HILL–Budrus is a documentary film about the nonviolent struggle of one West Bank Palestinian community to stop the Apartheid Wall from cutting through village lands. The film will be shown at the Blue Hill Public Library at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. The film features a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, his fifteen-year-old daughter Iltezam, and an Israeli border police captain, Yasmine Levy. Iltezam organized other Palestinian women who moved to the front of the demonstrations.

The Israeli military, IDF, had uprooted village olive trees and were about to cut off Palestinians from their farmland, their livelihood. Through unarmed resistance, Palestinian villagers and Israeli allies defeated the Israeli military and preserved the village of Budrus. Similar nonviolent Stop-the-Wall demonstrations now occur throughout the West Bank. The film, directed by Julia Bacha, the co-writer of Control Room, is part of Peninsula Peace & Justice’s fall film series. All are welcome. Info: 326-4405.


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