Islamic Relief at the University of Alberta, a new student group on the university campus, is hosting a film screening of the 2013 Academy Award Nominated Palestinian film 5 Broken Cameras to raise awareness around the suffering that both Palestinian and Syrian refugees face.
5 Broken Cameras
Film screening and discussion
Wednesday, February 26 (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
Telus Building Room 236/238
Corner of 111 Street & 87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus
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Everyone is welcome! Admission to the event is by donation, and all proceeds will be going towards Syrian and Palestinian refugees. Light refreshments will be provided!
About 5 Broken Cameras:
5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. “I feel like the camera protects me,” he says, “but it’s an illusion.”