Catastrophe Club presents: “5 Broken Cameras”

The Oscar-nominated film about the Palestinian struggle.

Tuesday 26th February


Emad Burnat and his wrecked cameras

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. 

View trailer.  Read articles in The Electronic Intifada and Mondoweiss


A father protests the arrest of his son by the Israeli military in ‘5 Broken Cameras’

Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start.  Free entry!

*Delicious Middle-Eastern food available from the bar!*

at Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston E8 4AA
Junction with Kingsland Road, behind The Haggerston Pub.
Buses 67, 149, 242, 243 / Dalston Junction or Haggerston train

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