In this special program on December 11 at 7:00 p.m., Conscientious Projector will show a substantial excerpt from the Oscar® nominated documentary 5 Broken Cameras. Bil’in, on the West Bank of Palestine, has been the center of an incredible resistance movement for the past ten years. Every Friday, peace marchers walk from this small hamlet to the Israeli wall in their efforts to protect their land from an encroaching settlement. Featured in 5 Broken Cameras, the Bil’in community has earned significant victories through their effective organizing strategies, including the moving of the wall 500 meters from its original location.
The excerpt will be followed by a report and community discussion led by Hector Aristizabel and Brian Biery of ImaginAction. Hector and Brian recently toured the West Bank and worked with the Popular Struggle Committee of Bil’in to develop nonviolent forms of protest and communication and the use of the arts as a creative mechanism for positive change. The event, cosponsored by All Saints Church’s Middle East Ministry, takes place on Thursday, December 11, 7:00 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts and will include a photo exhibit chronicling Hector and Brian’s journey.
The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.