PERSPECTIVES ON PEACE - FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 7:00 pm, $8.00
"Perspectives on Peace" will be the topic of a three-part film/discussion series focussing on the need for a two-state solution in Israel/Palestine. Each film will be followed by a panel and/or discussion moderated by leaders of the Albany Capital District chapter of JStreet.
The series runs as follows:
Thursday May 30th "Five Broken Cameras"
Thursday June 27th " The Law in These Parts"
Thursday October 10th. To be determined.
5 BROKEN CAMERAS
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.
J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans fighting for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. JStreet believes that Israel's Jewish and democratic character depend on a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.
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