5BC birdsThis Wednesday, February 20th, at 7:00 pm, the BNSCP will be facilitating a showing of the documentary film entitled, ‘5 Broken Cameras’. This film will take place on campus at the University of Colorado in Boulder, in the Duane Physics building, Room G1B20. This event is FREE and open to the public!!

5 Broken Cameras is a first hand-account which takes a deeply personal look into a movement for non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village that is surrounded by ever-expanding Israeli settlements. The film is a collaboration between Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi. The account is structured into five chapters, each corresponding with the destruction of one of Emad Burnat’s  five cameras – hence the title of the film. Through the lens, Burnat witness steadily intensifying protests, harrowing loss of life; and perhaps most strikingly, he sees how deeply the occupation has affected his son’s childhood.

“I feel like the camera protects me,” he says, “but it’s an illusion.”

5BC childThe film has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including the award for best documentary feature. It has also recieved several other awards at events such as the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the 2011 idfa film festival.

A.O. Scott  of the New York Times called the film, “[A] moving and rigorous work of art.

All of us at BNSCP have contributed to spreading the word about this film showing and we hope to have a great turn out. ‘5 Broken Cameras’ is a must see; it comes highly recommended, it is critically acclaimed, and it is an unprecedented glimpse into the everyday lives of Palestinian citizens. Through the many cameras of Emad Burnat we are shown the turbulent emotions, the extraordinary struggles, and the very ordinary dreams of a people living as strangers in their own land.

When: February 20th, 2012 (Wednesday)

Where: CU Boulder campus, Duane Physics Building, Room G1B20

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