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Published:October 31st, 2011 14:02 EST
Meet Award-Winning Filmmaker Julia Bacha on Nov 2nd in Global Room for Women

Meet Award-Winning Filmmaker Julia Bacha on Nov 2nd in Global Room for Women

By SOP newswire2

                          Have you ever wondered what your small steps could add up to?

"the women of Budrus wondered too."

CALLING LIVE from Jerusalem, Sarajevo, New York, and DC!

A SPECIAL TELECONFERNCE SERIES with 5 courageous filmmakers and women featured in
Just Vision`s
( award-winning film, Budrus.

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi


(see program schedule)

Join conversations with the filmmakers and women of Budrus, a Palestinian village whose women helped unite the most divided people on earth. Stepping in front of a moving bulldozer with breathtaking courage, a 15-year-old girl galvanizes her Palestinian village, working with Israeli supporters, and inspires an international non-violent movement still gaining ground today!

Think about it! At first, none of these women knew where their steps would lead, but their courage grew as they took a stand! Join live, intimate conversations with our Middle East sisters about lessons we`ve each learned about the impact of our many steps of courage. Come and just listen, if you like! To learn more about the film click here.


ONLY $37 (Early Bird thru Nov 9) and $47 (Full Price)

"Five calls" each less than the price of a movie! We will donate 10% to Just Vision

Don`t worry if you miss a call - catch the recordings later.

Limited Registrations

Our Guarantee: We`ll refund your money if these calls aren`t all you hoped for

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Budrus Director/Producer

"We are providing alternative role models in a complex and changing world. I have seen people challenged, inspired and motivated to take action based on the stories we tell."

Julia Bacha is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked on films exhibited at the Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Dubai International Film Festivals, and broadcast on the BBC, HBO, Sundance, CBC and Al Arabiya television channels. Most recently, Julia directed and produced Budrus (2009), about a Palestinian village`s sustained nonviolent struggle to save their land from the route of the Separation Barrier.

After premiering as the Cultural Bridge Gala film at the Dubai International Film Festival, Budrus won the Audience Award, second prize, at the Berlin International Film Festival. Julia also wrote and co-directed the feature documentary Encounter Point (Typecast Films, 2006), which follows the courageous efforts of Palestinians and Israelis who lost something precious to the conflict and are nevertheless working toward justice and peace in the Middle East. Encounter Point premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2006 and won five major international awards, including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the San Francisco Film Festival. Julia also co-wrote and edited Jehane Noujaim`s critically acclaimed documentary, Control Room (Magnolia Pictures, 2004), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and for which she was nominated to the Writer`s Guild of America Award in 2005.

Julia is a Senior Producer and Media Director at Just Vision. She studied Middle Eastern history and politics at Columbia University and upon graduation received the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa award.

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