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Film: 5 Broken Cameras and Discussion with Iyad Burnat

Film: 5 Broken Cameras and Discussion with Iyad Burnat

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:00pm to Friday, March 14, 2014 - 1:00am
Film 5 Broken Camera
Photo: AFSC

The first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for best Documentary Feature by A.M.P.A.S®, the critically-acclaimed 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval. As the years pass in front of the camera, we witness Gibreel grow from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him with the astute powers of perception that only children possess.  Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify and lives are lost in this cinematic diary and unparalleled record of life in the West Bank. 

Iyad Burnat, brother of the filmmaker and one of the people in seen in the film, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the film. 

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Jefferson Hall Room 218 Clark University
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