The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

February 28, 2013
Film: 5 Broken Cameras

Trailer "5 Broken Cameras" from Guy Davidi on Vimeo.

Hummus and a Movie: Screening of 5 Broken Cameras

Our Saviors Lutheran Church
550 Lincoln Drive, Sun Prairie
6:30 pm [Map]

Academy award-nominated movie by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, Palestinian refreshments served, fair trade Palestinian gifts for sale. Free admission. Contact person: Susan Berggren ph: 608.444.2745

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, Five Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bilin, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Five 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, Burnats collaboration with Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi follows one familys 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 its an illusion.

Film Trailer: 5 Broken Cameras Official Trailer [HD] YouTube

Note: You can now get 5 Broken Cameras on Netflix, and it has been purchased by the South Central Library system, although there is a waiting list.

Emad Burnat, co-producer, and his family were recently detained at Los Angeles International Airport as they arrived prior to the Oscars. Intervention by Michael Moore helped secure their release.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) called on the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to issue an immediate apology to Emad Burnat. Also, ADC formally requested the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General to initiate an immediate investigation to determine to what extent CBP officials engaged in racial profiling based on a recent agreement between the US and Israel.