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Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 21, at 7:00 pm, join the Rachel Corrie Foundation and Olympia Film Society (OFS) for a screening of 5 Broken Cameras, a documentary film chronicling a Palestinian farmer’s life and his community’s nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation and confiscation of village land.
About the Film
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards, this film is an extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism. Human Rights Watch writes, “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.”
Cindy Corrie, who has visited Bil’in six times since 2005, will provide a short introduction to the film.
Doors open at 6:00! Tickets can be purchased through this link for $12 (general admission) or $9 (OFS members). No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
All funds raised at tomorrow’s event will directly benefit the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), a nonprofit organization working to deliver essential and life-saving medical relief, as well as humanitarian aid such as food, clean water, and healthcare to Palestinian families affected by the crisis. Since hostilities began on October 7th, PCRF has played a crucial role in developing relief efforts aimed at the over one million children in Gaza, who desperately need humanitarian aid after enduring 44 days under siege. If you cannot attend the screening but would like to donate to PCRF, please visit their website.