Palestine film series continues at University of the Fraser Valley

Next movie is Budrus, showing on Wednesday, Feb. 24

The Palestine film series continues Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford with the screening of the award-winning documentary Budrus.

The film chronicles one Palestinian village’s non-violent struggle to stop the construction of the Israeli separation barrier through their town.

The screening, which is sponsored by the political science department, takes place at 5:30 p.m. in room A252. It is free and open to the public.

UFV alumnus Philip Sherwood and UFV student Colter Louwerse are helping organize the event and are encouraged by the response so far.

“Over 50 people viewed the first film in the series,” said Louwerse. “It’s clear that many people are looking for a deeper understanding of the conflict and how it might be resolved.”

Budrus is the second of four films in the series. The Gatekeepers shows on March 7 at 3:00 p.m. in room B121, and The Stones Cry Out: The Story of the Palestinian Christians will be screened March 23 at 5:30 p.m. in room A252.

A time for discussion will follow each film.