March 31, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

***WOMEN TAKE THE REEL*** 2011 Film Festival Celebrating Women's History Month***

It takes a village to unite the most divided people on earth.

Budrus is an award-winning feature 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 by Israel's Separation Barrier. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women's contingent that quickly moves to the front lines. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today.

In an action-filled documentary chronicling this movement from its infancy, Budrus shines a light on people who choose nonviolence to confront a threat. While this film is about one Palestinian village, it tells a much bigger story about what is possible in the Middle East.

Discussion with film director/producer to follow.

Sponsor(s): Women's and Gender Studies, Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies, Center for International Studies, Palestine@MIT, and The Technology and Culture Forum

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