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  • "Budrus" is a documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, 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.

    "Budrus" is a documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, 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.
    Courtesy of Budrus

  • The women lead a march to save their village of Budrus from destruction by Israel's Separation Barrier. "Budrus" shines a light on people who choose nonviolence to confront a threat.

    The women lead a march to save their village of Budrus from destruction by Israel's Separation Barrier. "Budrus" shines a light on people who choose nonviolence to confront a threat.
    Courtesy of Budrus

 

Submitted by Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva

The award-winning documentary "Budrus" will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 110 S. Second St.

This 2009 film is about a Palestinian community organizer, 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.

The story also describes how his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, combined efforts with him when she launched a women's contingent that quickly moved to the front lines.

The documentary received a Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2010.

The film is part of the free monthly film series sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. The public is encouraged to register at uusg.org/friday-flicks/ to receive email notices of future programs.

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, established in 1842 and the oldest church in Geneva, is a diverse, welcoming community that endeavors to make its covenant a living reality. It provides religious education and opportunities for spiritual growth. They encourage individual and mutual responsibility as together they work to be a liberal religious voice in the community and a force for compassionate social justice. For information, visit www.uusg.org.

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