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Pay attention to nonviolence: Julia Bacha on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

In 2003, the Palestinian village of Budrus mounted a 10-month-long nonviolent protest to stop a barrier being built across their olive groves. Did you hear about it? Didn’t think so. Brazilian filmmaker Julia Bacha asks why we only pay attention to violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict — and not to the nonviolent leaders who may one day bring peace. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Duration: 10:52.)

Watch Julia Bacha’s talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 1,000+ TEDTalks.

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