Ayed Morrar took leave of his comfortable job at the Palestinian Authority upon hearing that the Israeli government was planning to build a separation barrier through Budrus, his small agricultural village. He convened a town-hall meeting, invited Israeli civilians, and formed a movement whose motto, “We Can Do It,” resonates with community organizers worldwide. To everyone’s surprise, Ayed became the leader of the first unarmed movement to successfully protect and even expand Palestinian territory — an accomplishment made possible in large part by Ayed’s 15-year-old daughter Iltezam, who launched a women’s contingent that quickly moved to the front lines.

Filmmakers in person Fri 8/6 at 7:45 & Thu 8/12 at 7:45!

  • Country USA/Israel/Palestinian Territories
  • Language In English, Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 81 minutes
  • Website http://www.justvision.org/budrus
  • Director Julia Bacha