SCREENING: 5 Broken Cameras

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Film Row Cinema 1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago IL 60605

Academy Award Nominee: Best Documentary Feature
Winner: World Cinema Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival
Winner: Special Jury Award and Audience Award, International Documentary Film Festival

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Brief Audience Q&A to follow will be moderated by Iymen Chehade, Columbia College Chicago, Department of Humanities, History and Social Science, lecturer on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Middle East.
Lynn Pollack, Jewish Voice for Peace member, Chicago-steering Committee and Co-Convener of the Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy. 
FREE and Open to the Public

Co-Presenters: Ellen Stone Belic Institute for Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago and Jewish Voice for Peace. 

Presentation Partners: Columbia College Chicago, Education Department, Film & Video Department, First Year Seminar, Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences, International Student Organization and Multi-Cultural Affairs.

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 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 film was assembled by Burnat and Israeli co-director Guy Davidi. 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, as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. 

"To me it's not just about making films. I put my life at risk. I was shot at. I was arrested twice. But that was not to make a film or to make money. The film was a way to reach my goal, and that is to tell people the truth about our lives, to tell the story of Palestine." -Emad Burnat, Los Angeles Times


Event Type

Performance, Film


School of Liberal Arts and Sciences




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Jacob Klippenstein

Jacob Klippenstein 4/23/2013

There are many Israelis that care what happens to Palestinians. Which side are they on Benjamin?

Benjamin David Cohen

Benjamin David Cohen 4/19/2013

Interesting how both sides are on the Palestinian side, and so is the movie. With no Israel side for discussion, what good could come out of this; if the event is not fairly represented, because of it's poltical stature?