Emad Burnat presents 5 Broken Cameras

The Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine is pleased to announce that Emad Burnat, Palestinian co-director of the acclaimed Academy Award nominated documentary, 5 Broken Cameras will visit?Sydney in March.

Mr. Burnat will present 5 Broken Cameras in a special one-off screening in Sydney on Thursday March 10, and talk about the years of peaceful protest in his village of Bilin in the Occupied West in Palestine which he documented in his film.

In this his first visit to Australia, Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat will introduce?his award winning and highly acclaimed, intimate documentary, 5 Broken Cameras. ?This film captures five years of the ongoing non violent protests in his village of Bilin against the building of the Israeli Separation Wall from the time Emads son Gibreel was born and he was given his first camera.

See this remarkable film and join Emad Burnat for a Q & A after the film.

The first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for best Documentary Feature in the Academy Awards and a winner at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the critically-acclaimed 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bilin, 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 Burnats cameras, the filmmakers collaboration follows one familys 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.