Sharjah Art Foundation Film Screening - 5 Broken Cameras

Sharjah Art Foundation will be screening the critically acclaimed and award winning documentary 5 Broken Cameras on Saturday, 25th January at at 8.00pm in the open air Mirage City Cinema in Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces. 

I recently watched 5 Broken Cameras and strongly recommend you watch it too. It's quite powerful and moving. You can't help but feel the pain and determination of the people of Bil’in (a village in the West Bank) fighting and protesting the Israeli settlements that's encroaching their village. It's told from a very personal perspective and stayed with me for days after watching it.  

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.

Event details:

Date: Saturday, 25th January 2014 at 8.00pm

Venue: Mirage City Cinema, Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, Heritage Area (location map)

Arabic with English subtitles, 94 mins. 

Free entry.