Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

[Belfast] Screening of ‘Five Broken Cameras’ + Q&A

Unfortunately this planned talk by Palestinian human rights defender Iyad Burnat has been cancelled due to Israeli occupation forces violently beating Iyad, breaking two of his ribs, leaving him unable to travel. You can read Iyad’s account of this physical abuse here.

However, the event will go ahead with a screening of the Oscar-nominated ‘Five Broken Cameras’ by Imad Burnat, Iya’d brother, plus a Q&A in the same venue (Réalta Civic and Social Space, 48 King Street, BT1 6AD, Belfast) on September 7th at 7.30pm.

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The purpose of Iyad’s talk was for him to give a first hand account of life under occupation and tell us what we can do to further their cause. As an act of solidarity and move to keep ourselves inspired by the people of Palestine we will screen Iyad’s brothers award winning documentary:

“Five Broken Cameras”

The documentary is a deeply moving and personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. Palestinian Emad Burnat made this film over five years, and the title refers to the five cameras that were variously smashed in action during that time. At the beginning of the movie they’re proudly displayed as battered souvenirs of the struggle. Over the years they’ve recorded the history of his embattled village, both its private and public sides.

We will also have a guest speaker on the night who we are awaiting confirmation from.

DONATIONS: All donations welcome. Both Iyad and his son are now receiving treatment in Ramallah. His son Madj was shot in the leg by the IDF last summer and is still in need of medical care. We are going to collect money on their behalf and will post a link to a fundraising page shortly.

On the evening we also wish to record a message from people who attend the event to send back to Iyad and his commnunity in Bil’in. We also hope to be in a position to show you a video message from Iyad too.

Organised by local activists in Belfast.