Julia Bacha, Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory, USA, 2009.
Directed by: Julia Bacha
Script: Julia Bacha
Producer: Ronit Avni, Julia Bacha, Rula Salameh
Cinematography: Shai Pollack, Monalisa Sundbom, Jonathan Massey, Julia Bacha, Riyad Deis, Mohammed Fawzi
Editing: Geeta Gandbhir
Music: Kareem Roustom
Running time: 80'
What would you do if someone took what was yours? At the border between Israel and the Palestinian territories, the Israeli government is building a separation wall that snakes through several Palestinian villages. Budrus, population 1,500, stands to lose 300 acres and 3,000 of the olive trees that are crucial to the town's survival. But husband and father Ayed—whose activistic behavior has landed him in prison before—is determined to act.
Berlin International Film Festival 2010 – Panorama Audience Award Second Prize,
Tribeca Film Festival 2010 – Special Jury Mention,
San Francisco International Film Festival 2010 – Audience Award,
Jerusalem International Film Festival 2010 – Honorable Mention for Best Documentary in the Spirit of Freedom Award,
Silverdocs Film Festival 2010 – Witness Award ,
Documenta Madrid 10 – Honorable Mention of the Jury,
Pesaro Film Festival, 2010 – Amnesty Italia Award,
Traverse City Film Festival, 2010 – Founders Prize, Best of Fest, Nonfiction
Julia Bacha is a New York-based Brazilian filmmaker who wrote and codirected 'Encounter Point', which premiered at Tribeca in 2006 and won five international awards. She also wrote and edited the critically acclaimed documentary 'Control Room' (2004), which was nominated for a WGA Award.
Location and screening schedule: Dance center, Friday, October 22nd at 18.00