5 Broken cameras filmmaker, Emad Burnat, in Wellington
NZ Palestine Solidarity Network and KIA ORA GAZA are co-hosting a speaking tour of New Zealand by Emad Burnat, the renowned Palestinian co-director of the award-winning documentary "5 Broken Cameras". From 1 - 3 March Emad will be in Wellington.
Tuesday 1 March - 'Film-making, Democracy & Justice'
6pm Parliamentary Theatrette, The Beehive
Wednesday 2nd March - 'Journalism, Filming & Non-violent Resistance'
5.30pm LT122, Cotton Building, Victoria University
Thursday 3rd March
1pm LT200, Massey University
Nominated for an Oscar, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village where Israel is extending its apartheid wall/ security fence.
Kia Ora Gaza chairman Roger Fowler says Burnat bought his first camera in 2005 when his youngest son, Gibreel was born but ended up recording more than just his young family.
“His film is about the courageous struggle of the community of Bil’in to peacefully resist the theft of their land in the West Bank of Palestine, after the Israeli military moved in to divide their lands with a huge separation barrier.
“It also follows Gibreel’s early childhood and Emad’s children’s experience of growing up in a world of such tensions and uncertainty but with an overwhelming sense of solidarity and community.”
The tour is giving the public another chance to watch the film – it was first shown at the 2012 NZ International Film Festival and an unique opportunity to hear from the director in person.Palestinian Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, shot the film and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi co-directed.
The filmmakers follow one family’s evolution over five years, witnessing a child’s growth from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him.
The film is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production.