Budrus, an award winning documentary film that shows Palestinian and Israeli civilians engaged in unarmed resistance to save this West Bank village from destruction by Israelís separation wall, will be shown at Meredith College on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in Kresge auditorium, Cate/Park Student Center. Panel discussion to follow. Free and open to the public.
About the Film
Village organizers, a father and his daughter, unleash an inspiring, yet largely unreported movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today as West Bank Palestinian villagers pursue non violent strategies to resist the Israeli military occupation.
Combining tactics borrowed from the first intifada in the 1980ís with the active participation of Israeli and international activists, this movement, carries great potential for the region. Budrus is held up as a model for what civil disobedience looks like in this context and what it can achieve.
The film also covers the point of view of the Border Police officers who had to deal with what was one of the first organized unarmed movements to challenge the route of the Separation Barrier.
Every week, from West Bank villages of Nabi Saleh to Niílin, from Bilíin to Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem, Palestinians from all political factions, Israelis and internationals unite, often with women leading, non violently protest the confiscation of olive groves, house demolitions and settlement growth. They do so in creative ways and to varying degrees of success, yet remain virtually unknown.