February 4, 2013, 7:00 P.M.

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Outside the Box [Office], USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, USC Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Kino Lorber, invite you and a guest to a special screening of

5 Broken Cameras

Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
Written by Guy Davidi
7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 4th, 2013
The Albert & Dana Broccoli Theatre
George Lucas Building, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
"[A] rigorous and moving work of art." - A. O. Scott, New York Times
"Uniquely powerful, putting faces and human consequences to a political dispute that will seemingly never end." - The Hollywood Reporter
"An essential work both on filmmaking and political activism." - Slant Magazine

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival '12, Winner: Directing Award, World Cinema - Documentary

About 5 Broken Cameras

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.

Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later turned into a galvanizing cinematic experience by co-directors Guy Davidi and Burnat.

Structured around the violent destruction of a succession of Burnat's video cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. "I feel like the camera protects me," he says, "but it's an illusion."

Provided courtesy of Kino Lorber. Not rated. Running time: 90 minutes. In Hebrew and Arabic, with English subtitles

To learn more, visit the Official Website: http://www.kinolorber.com/5brokencameras
Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/5BrokenCameras
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About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

About The USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics

The Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, USC College, issues a Grand Challenge to every new student who comes to USC--to engage with, understand, and internalize the timeless values at the core of our humanity. The Institute collaborates with departments, professional schools, and programs across the university to bring students and faculty together with authors and artists, philosophers and practioners, and the ethical voices of our time.

To visit their website, click here.

About USC Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)

USC Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a highly recognized organization at the University of Southern California. Our aim is to promote awareness on issues of international law, human rights, and the basic standards of justice and democratic principles that are essential to achieving a long lasting and peaceful resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. If you are interested in learning more about our organization and would like to stay updated with our various events and on campus activities please feel free to contact us at usc.sjp@gmail.com,  "like" our page on Facebook, and/or join our group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/USCSJP/. And of course, everyone is welcome to attend our weekly meetings every Tuesday at 8pm in VKC 258. We accept new members throughout the year!

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open exclusively to USC students, faculty and staff, plus their guests. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu