“5 Broken Cameras”
- Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, 7 p.m.
- Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation will hold a public screening of the film 5 Broken Cameras on Wednesday, February 27th, 7:00 pm, at 917 Highland Drive in Lawrence. The evening will be opened with an introduction by Nimrod Rosler, Visiting Israel Professor in KU's Jewish Studies Program, who will talk about anger and hope in the Israeli Palestinian Conflict. Following the introduction, the film will be screened. 5 Broken Cameras is a Palestinian-Israeli co-production documentary -- a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village against the separation barrier built on the lands of the village. The film is a 2013 Academy Awards nominee for best documentary feature. After the screening a panel discussion will be conducted by: - Nyla R. Branscombe is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kansas. Her research has been focused on basic issues of Intergroup Relations, and particularly how members of low and high status groups cope with threats to their social identity. - Leslie Newman is an attorney focusing on community development in Native American and border communities. She spent two years living in Jerusalem, from 1988-1990. While she was there, she worked on a project on conflict resolution at Hebrew University, as well as an Israeli-Palestinian human rights initiative. Entrance is free of charge. The event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and The Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center at the University of Kansas.