War and peace

Aug 02, 2013, 09:51 IST | The Guide Team

Catch a screening of 5 Broken Cameras, a first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance at the West Bank village. It is the first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards

The news on the Palestine and Israel conflict hits headlines fairly often. Now, you can have a different perspective on the issue. Head to the screening of the film 5 Broken Cameras which is a 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 a family’s evolution over five years of upheaval. 

In the process, the movie depicts how Gibreel grows from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify and lives are lost in the West Bank.

The movie will be shown as part of The Best Documentaries Package, thanks to a collaboration between the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), in association with The Root Reel and Blue Frog.

Stills from 5 Broken Cameras

Next up will be movies such as ½ Revolution (September 1) and Summer Pastures (October 6) and a special screening of When Hari Got Married.
on August 4, 8 pm to 9.15 pm

at Blue Frog, Zeba Center, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
call 61586158  

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