4:45pm July 15, 2012
E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, Washington, DC
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Featuring discussion after film led by Noura Erakat
Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace DC Metro Chapter and Busboys and Poets
Join us for a special viewing of the award-winning documentary 5 Broken Cameras with a discussion immediately following the film with Noura Erakat, adjunct professor of international human rights law in the Middle East at Georgetown University, and Legal Advocacy Coordinator for the Badil Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights.
5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'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.
Co-sponsors of the July 15 film showing and discussion include Sabeel DC Metro Chapter and the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace (WIAMEP).