Global Exchange, Ventura County Supporters, are pleased to present a showing of the award-winning documentary "5 Broken Cameras" at our monthly meeting at the Thousand Oaks Library. The film is a first-hand account of a Palestinian farmer, Emad Burnat, who documents the birth of his youngest son in 2005 and continues to record his life and the events in his village of Bil’in, on the West Bank. Burnat documents the non-violent resistance of the villagers of Bil’in and other nearby villages as the Israeli Wall and new settlements isolate the village from the land they have farmed for generations.
"5 Broken Cameras" was co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and by Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi. In addition to recognition by the Academy Awards, the film has also won awards from the Jerusalem Film Festival, the Pusan International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. The film is 90 minutes long, so we plan to begin screening promptly at 7 PM. The film is in Arabic and Hebrew and is sub-titled in English.
Please plan to arrive early to get a seat. We will ask that our guests not hold seats for late arrivals. If the room fills up, we will have to close the door in order to uphold the safety regulations of the library.
This program is free and open to the public. Contributions will be gratefully accepted.