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Visiting Israeli professor to speak at screening of ‘5 Broken Cameras’

February 17, 2013, 12:00 a.m. Updated February 22, 2013, 3:24 p.m.

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A visiting Israeli professor will speak at an upcoming screening of “5 Broken Cameras.” The screening, to be followed by a panel discussion, is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highland Drive. Attendance is free.

Nimrod Rosler is the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professor in Israel Studies with the Kansas University Jewish Studies Program.

Rosler will speak prior to the screening of “Cameras,” a 2013 Academy Award nominee for best documentary film and a first-hand account of nonviolent resistance in the West Bank village of Bil’in. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, “Cameras” raises serious questions about how all parties involved managed the conflict.

Rosler has been a lecturer at the Conflict Management and Resolution Program, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and at the International School and School of Government, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. He has also served as a research associate at the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem. 

The panel discussion will be conducted by Kansas University psychology professor Nyla Branscombe, whose research has focused on inter-group relations, and Leslie Newman, an attorney focusing on community development in Native American and border communities who lived two years in Jerusalem.