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Monday, February 18, 2013

Beyond the Classroom presents "5 Broken Cameras"

Description:
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bilin, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the film was assembled by Burnat and Israeli co-director Guy Davidi. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnats cameras, the filmmakers collaboration 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. Nominated for 2012 Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature Spring 2013 Series on "People Power: Activism for Social Change" {Will appear in FYI on Feb 14, 2013
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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