Budrus

Budrus

Budrus

               Genre: Documentary
               Israel, opposition, protest, Berlinale 2010, Palestine, border fence
  The story of the little village of Budrus in Palestine, near the Israeli border, is one of those stories that keeps you erstmal for a fairy tale. In the course of building the wall between Palestine and Israel, the village will be encircled by a wall. In almost all fields of the residents in the no man’s land between the two countries are banned and their olive trees stand in front grubbing. The plans of the Israeli arms would therefore deprive the residents of any livelihood. To prevent this, try Ayed Morrar, the local board a path which is so far gone in the Middle East or not, that of passive resistance.

Had this movie not a documentary, you would not believe it. But it’s true. Martin Luther King lives again in the West Bank. Ayed Morrar, not a man of great education, but a man who is his village, his family and his land is worth more than his life, makes clear from the outset that there is quite Budrus fight until the end. But not in the usual way are no bombs exploded, threw no stones. It will be demonstrated. The desired result from remains until Morrars 15-year-old daughter intervenes. It is by that not only men to demonstrate, but also the women, because after all the land belongs to all. Here is the really incredible story begins in this village. Not just here arises a peaceful counter-movement. Budrus is also the nucleus of female emancipation. Every day you go together to the fields to ensure its survival. The battle lines are hardening and young, desperate people opposing each other. The film portrays the women and men on the other side, young Israelis have to (make the military service) and see themselves exposed to situations to which they are by no means master. Just as the interviewed politicians on both sides who will not even know what you do with peaceful demonstrators. Even here Budrus is a small miracle in the middle of terrible suffering and death on both sides. But after weeks of marching, the group of protesters is increasing and accumulates also with pro-Palestinian Israelis, foreigners and members of the usually feuding Hamas and Fatah.

Budrus is once again an example that life is but the most incredible stories, and writes that sometimes just with his camera at the right time, right place to be. Here, the filmmakers even manage their coverage can not be tilted to one of the two sides. It’s not about who is right. It’s about respect, understanding and dignity.

(Beatrice Behn)

Title: Budrus Country of production: USA Year of production: 2010 Length: 78 (Min)

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