Premiere Chicago Screening of the Award-Winning Film, 5 Broken Cameras by Emad Burnat
When: Thursday, December 13, 7:00pm
Where: School of the Art Institute, 280 S. Columbus, 2nd floor
A Film on Non-Violent Resistance Against the Israeli Occupation. Winner of the Sundance 2012 World Documentary Directing Award and a NY Times Critics Pick.
Followed by a discussion with Iyad Burnat, one of the leaders of the struggle against Israeli Occupation & the building of the apartheid wall in Bil'in, Palestine.
Suggested Donation: $5
Since 2005, residents of Bil’in have held weekly demonstrations against the building of the Israeli separation wall through the community’s agricultural lands, and the steady encroachment of illegal settlements.
These demonstrations are the subject of the recent award-winning documentary film 5 Broken Cameras, which was made by Iyad’s brother, Emad Burnat. When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born, Emad gets his first camera. For more than five years, Emad films the struggle, which is lead by two of his best friends, alongside filming how Gibreel grows. Very soon it affects his family and his own life. Daily arrests and night raids scare his family; his friends, brothers and him as well are either shot or arrested. One camera after another is shot at or smashed, each camera tells a part of his story.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/303083306459702/
All events are Open to the Public. Limited Seating.
For more info on the Iyad Burnat: http://electronicintifada.net/content/bilin-activist-words-are-not-enough/8575
For more info on the film: http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/twilight-zone/the-documentary-that-should-make-every-decent-israeli-ashamed-1.468409?block=true
Co-Sponsored by: Arab-Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, American Friends Service Committee, Chicago Faith Coalition for Middle East Policy and Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago.