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'Budrus' Film Screening: 'It Takes a Village to Unite the Most Divided People on Earth'

9 March 2011 - 6:15pm to 8:30pm

Chatham House, London


Nadine Marroushi, Journalist, Cross-border Information
Noam Rabinovich, Olive Tree Programme, City University
Chair: Kate Nevens, Programme Manager, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House



Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organiser, 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.

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 movie is directed by award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha and produced by Bacha, Palestinian journalist Rula Salameh, and filmmaker and human rights advocate Ronit Avni.

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