Monday, March 25, 2013

HUM/ENG Extra Credit Opportunity: 5 Broken Cameras

William T. Young Library Auditorium

UK Students for Justice in Palestine will be holding a free public screening of the Oscar-nominated film "5 Broken Cameras" on March 28 at the William T Young Library Auditorium. Doors will be opening at 6:00pm and the documentary will start at 6:30pm.

Filmed from the perspective of Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, "5 Broken Cameras" was shot using six different video cameras – five of which were destroyed in the process of documenting Emad’s family’s life as well as Palestinian and international resistance to Israeli appropriation of land and occupation. It is a first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. In 2009 Israeli co-director Guy Davidi joined on to create the film. Structured around the destruction of Burnat's cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of turmoil.

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