- Published on Saturday, 07 July 2012 01:49
WHO: Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF)
EVENT: Outdoor Screening of the documentary Budrus
DATE: Friday, July 13th, 2012
TIME: Picnic at 7:00pm and Film at sunset (9:00pm)
WHERE: Christie Pits Park (750 Bloor St. W. at Christie St.)
TPFF 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.
Mark Your Calendars: The 5th annual TPFF is taking place September 29-October 7, 2012. TPFF closes on October 7 with a concert featuring Marcel Khalife and the Al Mayadine Ensemble.
Established in 2008, TPFF celebrates film as an art form and means of expression by showcasing the vibrant heritage, resilience, and narratives of the Palestinian people.