Middle East Etc. Film Club, Middle East Studies Program, Global 
Interdisciplinary Programs & Center for Global Islamic Studies Present

*The Middle East Etc.*




*WEDNESDAY APRIL 6 :: **2:00 PM - JC Cinema*

*/BUDRUS /**with speaker from Just Vision*

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.

*Year: *2009

*Director*: Julia Bacha

*Running Time: *70 minutes

*Language: *Arabic, Hebrew, English



*WEDNESDAY APRIL 20 :: **3:00 PM - JC Cinema*



American Radical is the probing, definitive documentary about American 
academic Norman Finkelstein. A devoted son of holocaust survivors, 
ardent critic of Israel and US Mid-East policy, and author of five 
provocative books including “The Holocaust Industry,” Finkelstein has 
been steadfast at the center of many intractable controversies, 
including his recent denial of tenure at DePaul University. Called a 
lunatic and disgusting self-hating Jew by some, and an inspirational 
street-fighting revolutionary by others,

Finkelstein is a deeply polarizing figure whose struggles arise from 
core questions about freedom, identity and nationhood.

*Year*: 2009

*Director*: David Ridgen and Nicolas Rossier

*Running Time: *84 minutes

*Language: *English