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film: 5 Broken Cameras (Northeastern University)

  • Northeastern, East Village Rm 8 & 10 291 St Botolph St Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

The official site describes the film "as 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.

Hosted by Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine

East Village 8 + 10; East Village is a newly-opened high-rise, not yet shown on all campus maps, address given variously as 316 Huntington, 360 Huntington & 291 St. Botolph (behind the YMCA)