New Internationalist


July 2010

By Julia Bacha

Director Julia Bacha charts the attempt of Budrus - a Palestinian village which lies in the path of Israel’s apartheid wall - to save its olive orchards and its soul. Village mayor Ayed Morrar leads an impressive campaign of civil disobedience against the mammoth bulldozers and the Israeli Defense Force that accompany them. The mayor manages to pull together an unlikely coalition of local Hamas militants, Israeli activists, young village women and international supporters to prevent a ruthless land grab. The footage and interviews are amazing. Could this be an example for others threatened by The Wall?


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