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University of Birmingham, Arts Building Lecture room 2
University of Birmingham, Arts Building Lecture room 2, Birmingham, West Midlands
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Film screening of 5 BROKEN CAMERAS



Friday 15 Feb

6:00pm until 8:30pm

  University of Birmingham, Arts Building Lecture room 2
  A story that is Palestinian at heart, the Oscar® nominated 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 almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was made by Burnat and Israeli co-director Guy Davidi, a peace activist and filmmaker.Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, 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 Gibreel grow 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. 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 it’s an illusion.”

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XID_UuxiGxM