From: Cathy Pfister <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 3:35 AM
Subject: Free screening of 5 Broken Cameras, Sunday, April 6, 1:30 pm, Serra Mesa-Kearney Mesa Library
Jewish Voice for Peace-San Diego, along with Amnesty International Group 137 and the Serra Mesa/Kearney Mesa branch of the San Diego Public Library, will be sponsoring a public screening of the documentary film 5 Broken Cameras on Sunday, April 6 at 1:30 pm at the Serra Mesa/Kearney Mesa branch library, 9005 Aero Dr, San Diego as part of JVP-San Diego’s Israel-Palestine: Discovery and Hope film series. The flyer for this event is attached. Please forward to your email lists, friends, and family.
An introduction to the film will be given by Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb, Associate Professor of Communications at California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Muhtaseb will also lead a discussion following the film screening. Refreshments will be provided.
The first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for best Documentary Feature by A.M.P.A.S®, the critically-acclaimed 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 by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli 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 in this cinematic diary and unparalleled record of life in the West Bank. 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production. A Kino Lorber Release.
What: Free screening of 5 Broken Cameras
When: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:30 pm
Where: Serra Mesa-Kearney Mesa Library Branch, 9005 Aero Dr, San Diego
Misc: Refreshments provided; discussion to follow
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