International Lens Film: 5 Broken Cameras
9/18/2013, 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Vanderbilt Muslim Student Association.
Palestine, Israel, France, Netherlands (2011)
Directed by: Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in 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 footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat's cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles. Unrated. 94 mins. DVD.