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A great film and some Palestinian politics

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:17 am |
January 11, 2013 9:17 am

Picture 2I try to stay out of politics here on the Get Out blog but here’s an event that includes an outstanding movie. And some good food. Regarding the politics: proceed according to your own compass. I make no endorsements here.

The award-winning 2011 film “5 Broken Cameras” will be shown on Saturday at 5 p.m. as part of an evening of Palestinian Non-violent Resistance.

Iyad Burnat, the filmmaker’s brother, will be on hand to talk about his life in the West Bank under Israeli military occupation.

Here’s a description from the movie’s site:

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. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. “I feel like the camera protects me,” he says, “but it’s an illusion.”

Palestinian finger food will be served. The event is free.

The event will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 621 Tacoma Avenue South in Tacoma. It’s sponsored by the Tacoma chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.

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