CODEPINK to Screen ‘5 Broken Cameras’ on AIPAC HQ Building as Israel-Palestine Peace Talks Resume
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Contact: Alli McCracken, CODEPINK Organizer, 860.575.5692, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 1, 2013
CODEPINK to Screen ‘5 Broken Cameras' on AIPAC HQ Building as Israel-Palestine Peace Talks Resume
WHEN: Thursday, August 1, 2013 8:00pm
WHERE: Outside of AIPAC Headquarters, 251 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
(Washington, DC)-- The peace group CODEPINK will screen Emad Burnat's ‘5 Broken Cameras' on the outside wall of AIPAC's (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) headquarters in DC. ‘5 Broken Cameras' is a 2011 documentary film co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi. The film is a first-hand account of protests in Bil'in, a West Bank village affected by the Israeli West Bank barrier. The film won a 2012 Sundance Film Festival award and was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award. The movie screening will be attended by dozens of local peace activists who are opposed to the ongoing violent Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.
This screening comes as Palestinian and Israeli negotiators gather at the White House for renewed peace talks. Activists with CODEPINK and other human rights groups are dismayed that US Secretary of State John Kerry has named former AIPAC staffer Martin Indyk as the US Representative to the peace negotiations. AIPAC has been pushing our government towards war with Iran and advocates for the Israeli colonization of Palestinian land, and such an appointment shows how biased this so-called “peace process” under President Obama has been since it's inception.
Press is welcome at the event and activists will be available for interview.
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.