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Middle Eastern Studies Program Presents: 5 Broken Cameras

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Middle Eastern Studies Program Presents the Film: 5 Broken Cameras

“The first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for best Documentary Feature by A.M.P.A.S®, the critically-acclaimed 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. Shot by Palestinian farmer EmadBurnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnatand Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’scameras, 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 Gibreelgrow 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. Burnatwatches 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.” (

Directed by EmadBurnat
and Guy Davidi.
Edited by VéroniqueLagoarde–Ségotand Guy Davidi.

October 10, 2013
5:00 pm
060 Eggers Hall

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