The Toronto Palestine Film Festival is hosting a free outdoor film screening of the documentary Budrus as part of its summer program. This film closed TPFF's 2010 festival with a sold-out show at the Bloor Cinema. Prior to the sunset screening, TPFF invites the audience to join us for a picnic in the park with Palestinian snacks and Middle Eastern music.
Directed by Julia Bacha, the multi-award winning Budrus (click for trailer) is an inspiring story of a father-daughter team uniting their village to resist the construction of the Separation Wall on village lands. Ayed Morrar, an unlikely community organizer, unites Palestinians from all political factions and Israelis to help protect the land. However, victory seems improbable until his 15 year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women's contingent that quickly moves to the front lines. This action-filled documentary chronicles the development of a grassroots movement to save a village.