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CMU Faces of Others / Distinctively Dutch - 5 Broken Cameras

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The 2012 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival: Faces of Others will showcase 2012 Sundance Winner, 5 Broken Cameras, on Thursday, April 12, at 7:00pm at the McConomy Auditorium in CMU’s University Center! The event will include a special appearance by director Emad Burnat, and the screening will be followed by a reception featuring food specialties courtesy of the East End Food Co-op, authentic Middle Eastern dishes compliments of Salem’s Market & Grill, and Mexican cuisine provided by Mi Ranchito!

Through five video cameras, Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat captures the developing story of his village’s resistance to Israeli oppression. Emad initially records home videos of his son’s early years on camera, but gradually also begins to document a resistance led by two of his best friends against a separation barrier that has been constructed in their Palestinian village of Bil’in. Each five of Emad’s cameras are destroyed one by one as the peaceful acts of protests against the dividing wall start to intensify.

This festival event is presented in conjunction with theDistinctively Dutch Arts Festival (, The Middle East Forum for Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Palestine Solidarity Committee.

Regular admission is $5 Seniors and Students (w/valid student ID)/$8 ‘Others’. You can purchase tickets and find additional info regarding 5 Broken Cameras and the festival in general on our website: . Or you can contact Festival Director Jolanta Lion, at, (412) 445-6292.

We would love to see your faces in the audience!