The Oscar-nominated film about the Palestinian struggle.
Tuesday 26th February
Not to be missed! Filmed from the perspective of a Palestinian farm laborer (Emad Burnat), “5 Broken Cameras” was shot using six different video cameras – five of which were destroyed in the process of documenting Emad’s family’s life as well as Palestinian and international resistance to Israeli appropriation of land and occupation. This is a film about a family life set against 6 years of the collective struggle of the villagers of Bil’in against the erection of a wall on their land to separate them from the ever growing settlements. An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, “5 Broken Cameras” meshes personal essay with political cinema, showing how cameras and protests change lives. A moving testament to collective resistance.
Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, 2011
Followed by a conversation with filmmaker Jenny Morgan on film, protest and democracy in Israel-Palestine.
Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start. Free entry!
*Delicious Middle-Eastern food available from the bar!*
CATASTROPHE CLUB: Film and discussion events