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 PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

The silence of nonviolence - Interview with Julia Bacha
Abby Martin, Breaking the Set | Russia Today

June 8, 2014


The Power of Documentary: Danny Glover, Djimon Hounsou, and 'Budrus' Director Julia Bacha

Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast

November 18, 2012


A look at the documentary 'Budrus'
The Charlie Rose Show
October 11, 2010


New Film Looks at Middle East Movement
Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC
October 6, 2010

 

To Take Up Arms or Not? A Film Joins the Debate
Ethan Bronner, The New York Times
October 3, 2010



Budrus

The Diane Rehm Show
June 24, 2010


Aljazeera English, Frost Over the World
March 20, 2010

 

 

Julia Bacha Interview
Becky Lucas, TimeOut Dubai
December 20, 2009

 


Waiting for Gandhi
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
July 9, 2010



Palestinian non-violence: the story of Budrus
The Economist
August 19, 2010




The Peaceful Intifada
R.M. Schneiderman & Joanna Chen, Newsweek
August 13, 2010


The Story of Budrus
Riz Khan
May 04, 2010


The New Face of Palestinian Resistance

Ari Berman, The Nation
May 03, 2010

 


Budrus Sheds New Light On Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Shazia Khan, NY1
April 27, 2010

 


Saving 'Budrus' Through Peaceful Resistance

ABC News, World View
April 27, 2010

Film is an untapped resource
Kelly Crane, Gulf News
December 15, 2009

 


ADDITIONAL PRESS COVERAGE

"Making an Impact," PUMA CATch Up Magazine Interviews Julia Bacha
Marlene Ringel, Pages 13-14, PUMA CATch Up Magazine

November 2012


PUMA & BRITDOC Name Most Impactful Doc; Give 50,000 Euro Award

Bryce Renninger, Indiewire

November 16, 2012


'Budrus'
Documentary Wins Prestigious PUMA Creative Impact Award, with E50,000 Prize

Caroline Frost, Huffington Post

November 14, 2012


Correspondentes relatam o conflito entre Israelenses e Palestinos
(Featuring Julia Bacha)
Sem Fronteiras, Globo.tv
November 22, 2012

 

The Lessons of Budrus, 7 Years Later
Alon Ben-Meir, The Huffington Post
September 12, 2011


Domestic Foreign Policy Storm Clouds -- The Unresolved Israel Palestine Debate
Clarence B. Jones, The Huffington Post
September 7, 2011


East Jerusalem book lovers' haven is more than just a bookshop
Michael Jansen, Jerusalem Letter (reprinted in Irish Times)
July 6, 2011


Budrus; by Julia Bacha and JustVision
Malcolm L. Rigsby, Social Contexts
June 11, 2011


Non-violent solutions in Palestine/Israel
Ezra Winton, Art Threat
May 27, 2011


Israel or Isn't It? Julia Bacha's Budrus
Dominic Walker, Static Mass
May 12, 2011


Budrus Shows 'White Intifada' Can Beat the Israeli Occupation
Robert Naiman, Huffington Post
May 11, 2011

As Middle East Erupts, Timely Film Budrus Highlights Disruptive Power of Peace
Caleb Garling, Wired

May 10, 2011


Budrus: A West Bank village's emblematic struggle for its land
Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian
May 9, 2011

Budrus: The Potential and Limits of Non-Violent Popular Struggle
Dan Sisken, Jadaliyya
May 7, 2011


DVD Review: Budrus
Will Preston, Flickering Myth Movie Blog
May 5, 2011


'Budrus' shows it's possible to work in harmony in the West Bank
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times (reprinted in Idaho Statesman)
March 25, 2011


Budrus, an eye-opening and inspirational documentary
Tom Santilli, Detroit Movie Examiner
March 18, 2011


Documentary captures Israeli-Palestinian struggle

Michael Janusonis, The Providence Journal
March 18, 2011

A/perture Cinema hosts special premiere of Budrus Sunday night in Winston-Salem
Mark Burger, Yes! Weekly
March 16, 2011

New this week: 'Budrus'
Detroit Free Press
March 16, 2011


Films with an edge star in festival

Tom Hunt, Stuff.co.nz

March 8, 2011


Nonviolent movements nothing new in the Middle East
Kimberly Katz, The Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2011


'World changing' movie weekend
The Shetland News

March 2, 2011


A/perture Cinema: Budrus Documentary and Q&A: Food movement can learn from walls in Palestinian village
Marcus Hill, Locally Grown News
February 23, 2011


 

Budrus is making a difference through film
Keith Loria, The Stamford Times 
February 13, 2011


Looking for Peaceful Partners in the Middle East, an Interview with Nadav Greenberg of "Just Vision"
New Vilna Review
February 8, 2011

World Community Film Festival gets to the heart of the matter
Yolande Cole, Straight.com 
February 8, 2011


Israel & Palestine: Breaking the Silence
David Shulman, The New York Review of Books  
January 27, 2011


Budrus- A Documentary on uniting Palestinians and Israelis

Sean Martinfield,San Francisco Sentinel
January 18, 2011


Budrus- It took a village to save a village
Chris Knipp, IC Places
January 18, 2011


Budrus Review
Mohammed Elshimi, emel
January 2011

 

'Budrus'- film offers glimmer of hope in Mideast
Walter Addiego, SF Gate 
January 14, 2011

 

Film Listings: Budrus
San Francisco Bay Guardian
January 11, 2011

 

Film Search: Budrus
Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
January 11, 2011

 

Death at Bil'in protests in the West Bank
Interview with Joseph Dana, WBEZ, NPR Affiliate
January 10, 2011

 

Activists help on film about Palestinian village
Hugh Hart, SF Gate
January 9, 2011

 

More Moore: Filmmaker talks theaters, Oscars
Vanessa McCray, California Chronicle
January 9, 2011


The Best Films of 2010
Kevin Gosztola, OpEdNews
December 30, 2010
 

Active in Documentaries: The New Generation of Social Justice Filmmakers
Catie Lazarus, The Jewish Daily Forward
December 29, 2010

 

Forward Fives: 2010 in Film
Richard J. Lewis, The Jewish Daily Forward
December 27, 2010

 
In search of Oscar: Top 10 films of 2010
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post (Reprinted in The Olympian)
December 24, 2010

Must-sees and must-flees
Mirror Film, Montreal Mirror
December 23, 2010

 

Little Budrus Busts the Barrier
Eric Scigliano, Seattle Met
December 19, 2010

 

'Budrus': Nonviolence put to the test in West Bank Documentary
John Hartl, The Seattle Times
December 16, 2010


It Takes A Village
Dan DeNicola, Hampshire Gazette
 

December 15, 2010


Palestinian nonviolence: Is the Budrus model still viable?
Daniella Cheslow, Christian Science Monitor
December 10, 2010

 

Budrus': One man's peaceful solution
Kenny Turan, The Kansas City Star
December 9, 2010

 

"Budrus," The Real Thing: Or Why is Israel Jailing Non-violent Palestinian Protesters
Eric Herschthal, The Jewish Week
December 9, 2010
 

Disobedient, The Leader of nonviolent protests in the West Bank- a potential Palestinian Gandhi - is in an Israeli Jail 
Michelle Goldberg, Tablet
December 9, 2010


Search for Common Ground Celebrates Promoters of Peace
Mohamed Elshinnawi, VANews.com
December 7, 2010


"Atletu," "Budrus" Run Away with Top Honors at Bahamas International Film Festival
Daniel Loria, indieWIRE
December 6, 2010

 

35 Holiday movies to anticipate
Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times
December 4, 2010

Budrus, A Close Look at a barrier to Israeli-Palestinian dialogue
Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe
December 3, 2010


Life-affirming 'Budrus' uproots history
James Verniere, Boston Herald
December 3, 2010


A film lover's paradise at BIFF
Megan Reynolds, The Tribune
December 3, 2010

 

"Budrus": An inspirational documentary about Israel and Palestine
Dorothy Scholtz, Twin Cities Daily Planet
December 2, 2010


Review: Budrus, A direct doc on the Palestine/Israel conflict
Gerald Peary, The Phoenix
December 1, 2010

 

Reel struggles for justice: film director Julia Bacha talks about the making of Budrus
Becky Garrison, The Free Library
December 1, 2010

 

2011 Oscar documentaries: Nods to 'Gasland' and 'Superman,' but not Joan Rivers
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
November 29, 2010


Going up Against the Wall
Colin Covert, Star Tribune
November 25, 2010

 

A Thanksgiving bounty of new releases, and vintage films from 1921 to 2001
Jim Brunzell III, Twin Cities Daily Planet
November 24, 2010

'Budrus' is an eye-opening and inspiring story
Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press
November 24, 2010

 

Oscar-doc snub, er, short list announced
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
November 19, 2010

 

Nonviolent Resistance in the West Bank: A Review of Budrus
Ira Chernus, Religion Dispatches
November 19, 2010

 

Roundup: 'Budrus', "Samson and Delilah"
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
November 18, 2010

 

Film Review: Budrus
Hank Sartin, Time Out Chicago
November 18, 2010

 

Review: Budrus 
Ray Pride, Newcity Film 
November 17, 2010


Budrus
Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
 

 

Reading Gandhi in Budrus
Michael Atkinson, In These Times

November 8, 2010

 

Help the Palestinians. Go See This Movie.
Robert Naiman, Huffington Post
November 8, 2010

Budrus, director Julia Bacha (48 minutes) 
Viddler 
November 4, 2010


Budrus’ Producer Says Middle East Will Find Peace But Frets Over Toll
Janet Donovan, NBC Washington, NITESIDE
November 1, 2010

Feminists in Focus: A Peaceful Middle East
Elizabeth Mandel, Lilith Blog
November 1, 2010

 

'Budrus,' redefining the cinematic hero
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
October 29, 2010

 

Bad Fence, Good Neighbor
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
October 29, 2010

 

Palestinians Sentenced for Civil Disobedience
Robert Mackey, The Lede, New York Times Online

October 23, 2010

 

Movie Review: Budrus
Kenneth Turan, LA Times

October 22, 2010

 

Tearing Down Jerusalem's Walls
Dayo Olopade, The Daily Beast

October 22, 2010

 

A Story of Nonviolent Protest in the Middle East
Mary Louise Kelly, NPR, All Things Considered

October 14, 2010

 

Budrus
Charlie Trimarco, Moving Pictures

October 10, 2010

 

Budrus film captures peaceful change in the Middle East
Christine Kearney, ABC News

October 10, 2010

 

Budrus
This week in New York

October 10, 2010

 

Budrus: The story of a people's will to defy a fence using nonviolence
Gregory Bryce, New Orleans Progressive Examiner

October 8, 2010

 

Budrus: West Bank Story
M.J. Rosenberg, Talking Points Memo

October 7, 2010

 

Peacemaking from the Ground Up
Pamela Cohn,
Hammer to Nail
October 7, 2010

 

A Study in Middle East Nonviolence
Mike Hale, The New York Times

October 7, 2010

 

Making Peace Look Possible
Ella Taylor, The Village Voice
October 6, 2010

 

How Will Jews React to 'Budrus'?
Josh Nathan-Kazis, The Jewish Daily Forward

October 6, 2010

 

Budrus
Chuck Bowe, Slant Magazine

October 4, 2010

 

Framing their dilemmas
Jesse Singal, The Boston Globe
October 4, 2010

 

Ayed Morrar: The West Bank's reluctant movie star
Don Macintyre
, The Independent
October 1, 2010

 

Meet the DocuWeeks Filmmakers: Julia Bacha
Documentary Magazine

October 1, 2010

 

Film releases: Oct 1
Nigel Andrews, The Financial Times

September 29, 2010

 

Start this Week (Begins at 31:10)
BBC Radio4

September 27, 2010

 

The Strand
Mark Coles, BBC World Service

September 24, 2010

 

Budrus shows the power of peace
Derek Malcolm, London Evening Standard

September 24, 2010

 

Budrus is #1
The Critic List

September 24, 2010

 

Budrus Review
Tom Huddleston, Time Out London

September 23, 2010

 

Budrus Review
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

September 23, 2010

 

Budrus
Jeff Sawtell, The Morning Star
September 23, 2010

 

Film Weekly meets Robin Williams and talks Film Power 100
Jason Solomons, The Guardian

September 23, 2010

 

Some documentaries have measurable impact
Maria Puente, USA Today

September 22, 2010

 

Julia Bacha's Budrus screens at Take One Action Film Festival
The List
September 22, 2010

 

'Howl': Sex, Poetry and America in the '50s
Miller-McCune

September 21, 2010

 

Budrus Review
Time Out London

September 21, 2010

 

Planting Peace
Matthew Hays, Montreal Mirror
September 9, 2010

 

Can Nonviolence Change the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?
Cord Jefferson, The Root

September 2, 2010

 

Ronit Avni on Shtetl
Shtetl on the Shortwave

September 2, 2010

 

Balcony Set to Release "Budrus"
Nigel Smith, indieWIRE

August 31, 2010


The story of a people's resistance told in "Budrus"
Jimmy Johnson, The Electronic Intifada

August 31, 2010

 

Facing annexation, the West Bank village of al-Walaja looks to 'Budrus' for inspiration
Joseph Dana, Mondoweiss

July 29, 2010

 

New York Times ArtsBeat, Dave Itzkoff
Michael Moore calls Budrus "one of the best documentaries I’ve seen this year"
July 20, 2010

 

'Budrus' could be the lightning rod of this year's SFJFF
Michael Fox, JWeekly

July 15, 2010

 

Palestine's possible Gandhi: Budrus activist Ayed Morrar talks to Palestine Note
Sarah Harlan, Palestine Note

July 14, 2010

 

Opening Lines: A Film Flotilla?
Amir Mizroch, The Jerusalem Post
July 9, 2010

 

One west bank town's unarmed courage
Ellen Massey, Inter Press Service
July 4, 2010

 

Viewpoint with James Zogby
June 25, 2010

 

Silverdocs winners announced
Erin Petty, Washington City Paper
June 28, 2010

 

Unarmed Protest: A New Palestinian Approach?
Eyal Press, The New York Review of Books

June 14, 2010

 

San Francisco International Film Festival
Jawad Qadir, The Daily Californian
May 13, 2010

 

From Encounter Point to Budrus: An Interview with filmmaker Ronit Avni
Muslim Outtakes Blog
May 12, 2010

 

Report from Hot Docs
Ezra Winton, Art Threat, Toronto
May 04, 2010

 

Budrus - 4 stars
Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Magazine, Toronto

VOL 29 NO 35
April 29-May 6, 2010



Budrus - A Success Story
Alexa Dalby, The Middle East Magazine

May 2010

 

S.F. film fest to feature Israel, Jewish themes
Stacey Palevsky, Jweekly.com
April 22, 2010

 

The AVS Guide to Tribeca Film Festival 2010
E. Nina Rothe

April 21, 2010

 

Tribeca Film: Budrus
This Week in New York

April 21, 2010

 

Faces of the Festival: Julia Bacha
Tribeca Film Festival
April 20, 2010

 

Up Against the Wall
George Robinson, The Jewish Week

April 20, 2010

 

Nine Films from the Ninth Annual Tribeca Film Festival
Bilge Ebiri and Logan Hill, New York Magazine
April 18, 2010

 

Interview with Ronit Avni
Beyond the Pale, WBAI
April 18, 2010

 

It takes a village to humanize the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Richard Cohen, The Washington Post
April 13, 2010

 

Film-fest hysteria
Hannah Brown, The Jerusalem Post

April 4, 2010

 

S.F International Film Festival 53 Preview
Peter Wong, BeyondChron
March 31, 2010

 

On the Menu at Tribeca Film Festival 2010
Lane Brown, New York Magazine

March 10, 2010

 

Budrus, the West Bank film that succeeds by not pleasing
anyone fully

Sharmila Devi, The National

March 12, 2010

 

Tribeca unveils film lineup
Christine Kearney, Reuters

March 11, 2010

 

Budrus debut opens doors for Palestinian peace
documentary

Alexa Dvorson, Deutsche-Welle

February 25, 2010

 

Jewish films make a splash in Berlin
Miriam Cross, Ynet

February 24, 2010

 

Berlin Film Festival Spotlight: Julia Bacha's 'Budrus'
Angela Romero, Latina
February 23, 2010

 

Berlin completes Panorama Lineup
Peter Knegt, IndieWire
February 22, 2010

 

Israeli film wins prize at Berlin festival
JTA

February 21, 2010

 

Films from war-torn regions set somber tone at Berlinale
Silke Bartlick, Deutsch-Welle
February 20, 2010

 

Mark van der Temple, Prime Xtra, Cable TV Belgium
Interview with Julia Bacha & Ayed Morrar

February 2010

 

Building a different Middle East
Joel Beinin, The Nation
January 15, 2010

 

Budrus - Variety Review
Alissa Simon, Variety

December 16, 2009

 

Building Cultural Bridges in Dubai
Matthew Knott and Peter Knegt, IndieWire

December 16, 2010

 

Bridging the cultural gap
David Light, Khaleej Times Online

December 15, 2009

 

Media's Potential Barely Tapped, says Queen Noor
Khaleej TImes

December 15, 2009

 

Queen Noor highlights power of film to bridge culture gaps
Gulf News

December 14, 2009

 

Awe-inspiring Tale
David Light, Khaleej Times Online
December 14, 2009

 

Small documentary with a big message premieres tonight
Rachel McArthur, Emirates Business 24/7

December 13, 2009

 

Queen Noor says films can humanise the conflict
Praveen Menon, The National

December 12, 2009

 

A galaxy of stars comes to town
Tahira Yaqoob, The National

December 7, 2009

 

Dubai 2009 reels out rich cultural showcase
of 168 movies from 55 countries

Dubai Chronicle

December 6, 2009

 

It's a different DIFF
Gulf News

December 2, 2009

 

Spectacular Gala Line-up Headlines Dubai International Film Festival 2009
Dar al Daleel

December 1, 2009

 

Dubai International Film Festival 2009
Laura Chubb, TimeOut Dubai

November 30, 2009

 

Sundance Announces Doc Fund Grant Recipients
Bryce Renninger, IndieWire

August 20, 2009

 

116 Films for IFP's Project Forum
Eugene Hernandez, IndieWire

August 10, 2009