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Budrus Gala Screening
Friday 22 January 2010
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BUDRUS GALA SCREENING FOLLOWED BY CELEBRITY PANEL AT DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Just Vision’s new feature documentary film, Budrus, will make its debut at the Dubai International Film Festival as the Cultural Bridge Gala Film on December 13th at 7pm at the Madinat Arena. The movie follows the story of a Palestinian-led movement in the West Bank that brings together all Palestinian political factions and Israelis to wage a 10-month nonviolent struggle to protect the village of Budrus from destruction. Like the people who are featured in Encounter Point, those in Budrus are rejecting revenge in favor of Gandhian approaches to resolving conflict.
The Gala Screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Her Majesty Queen Noor, acclaimed Hollywood producer Mike Medavoy, and our own Julia Bacha - the director and one of the producers of Budrus. Film subject Ayed Morrar and his daughter, Iltezam, will also join along with Producer Rula Salameh, Associate Producer Jessica Devaney and me, also a Producer. Click here to read the official DIFF press release.
After Dubai, we will be adding an original score by award-winning composer Kareem Roustom and preparing English, Arabic and Hebrew-only versions of the film in anticipation of upcoming premieres.
Help us spread the word by sharing the Budrus website and trailer with your friends and family. We are also urgently seeking to raise funds to complete the film and capitalize on the amazing PR opportunity that this Gala screening offers.
Our goal, as with all Just Vision projects, is to increase awareness about Palestinian and Israeli civic leaders in nonviolence and peace building. We want to give the heroes of Budrus a global platform to discuss the challenges and opportunities that their struggle represents, and its significance for others facing similar circumstances today. Please join us by making a tax-deductible donation today.
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