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Healing Children of Conflict to host film screening of Budrus in Grand Rapids

November 11, 2011

The local organization Healing Children of Conflict (HCC), which earlier this year brought a young Iraqi boy to West Michigan for medical treatment, is hosting a film next week on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

The film Budrus will be screened at Calvin College on Tuesday, November 15 – 7:00PM. Budrus is a powerful film, which demonstrates how effective collective non-violence can be against repression.

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.”

Healing Children of Conflict screening of Budrus

Tuesday, November 15

7:00PM

Calvin College – Bytwerk Theater/DeVos Center

This film showing is free and open to all. A discussion about the film and the work of HCC will follow the film screening.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Candi Teachout permalink
    November 11, 2011 6:00 pm

    This is an excellent film and should be viewed by Everyone!

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