February 2013 meeting

The February 2013 meeting will take place on February 22nd beginning at 7:00 PM at our usual address in the Westminster Hills Community Outreach Center, 27287 Patrick Avenue in Hayward, and will feature a showing of the documentary 5 Broken Cameras.  5 Broken Cameras is a 2011 documentary film co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi, and a first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. The documentary was shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son. In 2009 Israeli co-director Guy Davidi joined on to create the film. Structured around the destruction of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of turmoil.

5 Broken Cameras won the World Cinema Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.The film also received the Special Broadcaster IDFA Audience Award and the Special Jury Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2011.

Nominated for best Documentary Feature in the 2013 Academy Awards.

(Information obtained from Wikipedia article).

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