Land Day - 5 Broken Cameras

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse NY
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On March 30, 1976 Arab-Israelis organized in Galilee to protest the Israeli occupation and appropriation of Palestinian land. They were met by Israeli police and, in the ensuing clash, 6 Arab-Israelis were killed. Every year since, Palestinians have commemorated March 30th as Land Day with annual protests on this date. The SPC seeks to support the Palestinian struggle with a commemoration of our own.


We will show the film 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.  A Kino Lorber Release. More info: