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Social Justice Month: "5 Broken Cameras" Film Screening

Location: Case Center: The Spa

Date: 04/23/2013

Time: 7:00 PM

Come help us kick off April's Social Justice Month at Skidmore! Live performances, information about various events going on throughout the month. "5 Broken Cameras" film screening at 7 p.m. in the Spa The first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for best Documentary Feature by AMPAS, the critically acclaimed "5 Broken Cameras" is a deeply personal, firsthand account of life and nonviolent 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. 5 "Broken Cameras" is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production. A Kino Lorber Release.

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