Posted by on November 01, 2010 in Blog
Just Vision, the Arab American Institute (AAI), the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), and The Palestine Center are pleased to co-present a special screening of Budrus, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and other guests.
7pm - Thursday, November 4th 2010
West End Cinema
2301 M St. NW
Hailed in The New York Times as "this year's must-see documentary," and featured in major international news outlets, including the Washington Post, Newsweek and The Economist, Budrus tells the story of a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites members of all factions along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel's Separation Barrier. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women’s contingent that quickly moves to the front lines. A recent piece in the Boston Globe said of Budrus, "this film will single-handedly change how many people view the conflict. It's that good and that important."
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Special Jury Mention at the Tribeca Film Festival, the 2010 Berlinale Audience Award Second Prize, Best of Fest Founder's Prize at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, Special Mention at the 2010 Jerusalem International Film Festival and the WITNESS Award at the Silverdocs Film Festival in Washington D.C., Budrus is produced by an Israeli, Palestinian and North American team of filmmakers, including the writer/editor of the celebrated film, Control Room, and the director and producers of Encounter Point. Budrus is the latest production by Just Vision, a North American-Palestinian-Israeli nonprofit organization that uses media to increase the power, legitimacy and exposure of Palestinians and Israelis working for nonviolent solutions to the conflict.
Budrus will be playing from October 29th to November 11th at the new West End Cinema 2301 M St. NW (www.westendcinema.com).
Daily screenings will be held at 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:30pm
To purchase tickets please click here.