Oscar-nominated documentary, “5 Broken Cameras,” March 29, not
Henry Ford Community College
will screen “5 Broken Cameras,” followed by a dialogue about the
film’s impact, on Friday, March 29 instead of April 5, 2013, as
originally noted, from 6 to 9:30PM at the Berry Amphitheater,
located in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services &
Conference Center (ASCC) on the main campus.
Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, “5 Broken Cameras” is a
firsthand account of the protests in Bil’in, a West Bank village
impacted by the Israeli Wall, which is called “the fence” in the
documentary. The fence is built on village land, which isolates
the village from the majority of its farmland that the Israelis
will then confiscate. However, the villagers resist. Burnat
films their plight, which places his family in jeopardy. Daily
arrests, violent attacks, loss of life and night raids become
prevalent in Bil’in. The cameras used to document these events
get smashed, hence the title.
The social hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m., the actual screening
of the documentary from 7 to 8:30 p.m., followed by a dialogue
about the documentary from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dr. Nabeel Abraham,
director of the HFCC Honors Program, and Imad Nouri, director of
the HFCC Counseling Division, will lead the dialogue.
Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and
reservations are required. To make reservations and for more
information, contact Dr. Michael Daher, director of the HFCC
Arab Cultural Studies Program, via email at
bring your confirmed reservation on March 29.