BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
ORIGINAL TITLE:
Budrus
Israel / Palestina / USA / 2009 / 70 min
DIRECTOR:
Julia Bacha
Israel's biggest problem isn't rockets from Gaza, but Palestinian non-violent tactics

One of the year's most important documentaries tells the story about the inhabitants of the Palestinian village of Budrus. Budrus is a small village on the West Bank right on the Israeli border. Israeli authorities had planned on building their West Bank barrier straight through the village, but thanks to a series of patient but persistant non-violent protests led by activist Ayed Ahmad Hussein Morrar, the inhabitants of Budrus managed to change Israeli plans.

Julia Bacha

Julia Bacha is a Brazilian editor and director who first made a name for herself as co-writer and editor on CONTROL ROOM (2004) a documentary about Al Jazeera. In 2006 he co-directed ENCOUNTER POINT. BUDRUS is her first film as a lone director. 

Julia Bacha is a Brazilian editor and director who first made a name for herself as co-writer and editor on CONTROL ROOM (2004) a documentary about Al Jazeera. In 2006 he co-directed ENCOUNTER POINT. BUDRUS is her first film as a lone director.