When the residents of Budrus learn that the Israeli army plans to build the annexation wall through their town, cutting them off from neighboring Palestinian villages and uprooting their precious olive groves, they decide to organize. Under the leadership of Ayed Morrar, Palestinian men of all political factions come together to wage an unarmed struggle to preserve their lands. Victory seems unlikely until Ayed’s 15-year-old daughter steps in to organize a female contingent that brings the women of Budrus to the front lines in a tense stand-off with the military.
As word of the nonviolent protest spreads, Israeli citizens, international activists and Palestinians from other villages join the people of Budrus to demand that the Barrier be moved. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known movement that is still gaining ground today. Featuring interviews with unarmed demonstrators, Israeli soldiers and the citizens of Budrus, this harrowing, action-filled, and ultimately inspiring documentary has given hope to audiences around the world with its story of the ground-breaking nonviolent movement spreading across the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Official film trailer on YouTube
“This year’s must-see documentary” –The New York Times
“Compelling” –The Economist
The story of a people’s resistance told in “Budrus”, by Jimmy Johnson
Unbound Spirit: Ayed Morar and Martin Luther King, by Adam Shapiro
The Peaceful Fall of Israel’s Wall, by Ayed Morrar
Peacefully Confronting the Wall in Budrus, by Iltezam Morrar
A Village Mobilized: Lessons from Budrus, by Ida Audeh
Interview: Budrus “built a model of civil resistance”, by Jody McIntyre