5 Broken Cameras and discussion with Iyad Burnat

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Photo of Iyad Burnat
As part of his monthlong U.S. speaking tour, Iyad Burnat screens the documentary 5 Broken Cameras and describes life under Israeli occupation, his village's ongoing struggle for justice and freedom and what inspires him to continue nonviolent resistance. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre
College of Liberal & Creative Arts, Cinema Department, English Language and Literature Department, College of Ethnic Studies, Race and Resistance Studies, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, General Union of Palestinian Students
Beverly Voloshin
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Burnat is the coordinator for the Popular Committee in Bil’in, a small farming village 7 miles west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. For 10 years Burnat and the Popular Committee have organized the people of Bil’in to participate in weekly nonviolent demonstrations against the confiscation of their land, destruction of their olive trees and Israel’s Separation Wall and settlements. He is also the principal figure in 5 Broken Cameras, made by his brother Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi. Described by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott as “a moving and rigorous work of art,” 5 Broken Cameras was nominated for an Academy Award.

Professor Weimin Zhang and her cinematography class host the event.


5 Broken Cameras