Screening of "FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS" ~ Thursday, February 7th, 7:30 PM at Private Home in Malibu ~ Academy Award Nominated Film for Best Documentary ~ Dealing with the Israel/Palestinian Situation ~ Made by a Palestinian & an Israeli
- Screening of Academy Award Nominated Documentary Film
FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS
Thursday, February 7th at 7:30 PM
At The Home of
Carla & Leigh McCloskey in Malibu
RSVP for Address & More Information:
Please Email: carlamccloskey@... or Call: 310-457-5398
Come at 7:00 PM to See the Hieroglyph of the Human Soul
FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS is one of five documentary films nominated for an Academy Award this year.
It is one of two films nominated this year from Israeli filmmakers and is important for us all to see.
It is on most Best Documentary of the Year Lists & received a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes: www.rottentomatoes.com/m/5_broken_cameras_2012
Amy Goodman discussed this film on Democracy Now: www.democracynow.org/2012/6/7/five_broken_cameras_home_videos_evolve
An extraordinary work of both cinematic & political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat's cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify & lives are lost. "I feel like the camera protects me," he says, "but it's an illusion."
When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born, Emad, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. In his village, Bil'in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist this decision. 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.
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