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Ayed Morrar, an unlikely community organizer, unites Palestinians from all political factions and Israelis to save his village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Victory seems improbable 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.


  • The Boston Globe
    "This film will single-handedly change how many people view the conflict. IT'S THAT GOOD, AND THAT IMPORTANT."
  • Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan
    "[BUDRUS] GIVES AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF HOPE...It's a story which will have an impact and can help bring [about] change."
  • The Herald Sun
    "A POIGNANT CHRONICLE...This inspiring documentary stresses peaceful resistance as the best means of conflict resolution."
  • The Nation
    "BUDRUS CHRONICLES A SMALL VICTORY in a much larger and uncertain battle, but with so much hopelessness in the region, it's worth highlighting and, hopefully, emulating."
  • New York Magazine
    "A MOVING SLIVER OF HOPE that nonviolent resistance may yet blossom out of violence."
  • The New York Times
    "This year's MUST SEE DOCUMENTARY"
  • The Economist
  • Financial Times
    "[4 STARS]"

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