"Searching for Sugar Man" won the the 2013 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. But one of the other nominees, "Five Broken Cameras," attracted a lot of praise from critics. The film, directed by Emad Burnat, is a compilation of footage he shot over the course of several years that documents the struggles between Palestinians and Israelis in the village Bil'in. The film's title refers to the five videocameras that Burnat used, each of which ended up broken for one reason — stray bullets, say — or another — car crashes.
A benefit showing of the film will be held at 7 tonight at the Magic Lantern Theater, with funds going to Taylor Weech — an activist/KYRS radio host — who is planning to visit Israel and Palestine in May as part of an InterFaith Peace-Builders delegation.
Tickets are $5 (but depend on the moviegoer's ability to pay). For more on Taylor Weech, click here.