Budrus to Close 3rd Annual TPFF

Budrus to Close 3rd Annual TPFF
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Published October 7th, 2010 - 16:37 GMT

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TPFF is halfway through it's third and most successful season. Screenings throughout the week have nearly or completely sold-out. The festival will end with the screening of Budrus an inspiring documentary about a village coming together to resist the construction of the Israeli Wall through their village.
Directed by Julia Bacha (Control Room) Budrus is an awarding-winning and riveting film about Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local political factions and Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel's Separation Wall. 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 Territory that is still gaining ground today. See trailer.  See October 1 The Independent article on Morrar.

The screening will open with the premieres of two short films: End of September (Sama Alshaibi and Ala' Younis) and Ken, Tov, Besder (b.h. Yael).

TPFF invites all its fans to celebrate TPFF at the closing party at The Pilot (22 Cumberland St). The GURU bros, percussionist geniuses, will entertain crowds with their wild beats.

Thursday screenings at Innis Town Hall: Jaffa, The Orange's Clockwork (Eyal Sivan); Shooting Muhammad (Fransesco Cannito and Luca Cusani)
The 3rd annual TPFF is taking place October 2-8, 2010. Established in 2008, TPFF celebrates film as an art form and means of expression by showcasing the vibrant heritage, resilience, and collective identity of the Palestinian people.

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