Memorial Library, Room 126
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and 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. 5 Broken Cameras was shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who initially purchased a camera to record his youngest son. Structured around the violent destruction of that and four subsequent cameras, Burnat’s collaboration with Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi follows one family’s evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. “I feel like the camera protects me,” he says, “but it’s an illusion.”
In light of recent developments in the Gaza Strip and at the UN, 5 Broken Cameras is more relevant now than ever before.
This showing is free and open to the public. A request for voluntary donations to Gaza emergency relief will be made.
Join the UW Students for Justice in Palestine, Playgrounds for Palestine-Madison, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Muslim Students Association, Carol Chomsky Memorial Fund and the Havens Center for the Madison premier of this film and be informed on the reality of life in Palestine. For more info on the film, call 215-9157.
AND DON’T MISS…
Iyad Burnat, Emad Burnat’s brother, who is featured in the film, will speak in Madison on Sunday, December 16 at 2 pm at Memorial United Church of Christ, 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg. For more info on that event see www,madisonrafah.org, contact rafahsistercity at yahoo.com, or call Memorial UCC at 273-1008.