Sunday, July 24, 2016

Oscar Nominated Palestinian Film Maker Arrested by Israeli Army

From Ma'an News Agency.
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained four people, including a journalist and an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, as soldiers dispersed weekly protests in the village of Bilin in the Ramallah district of the occupied West Bank on Friday. 
Israeli forces detained Iranian television reporter Khalid Sabarnah, the head of the local council Basil Mansur, activist Ashraf Abu Rahma, and filmmaker Emad Burnat, the Oscar-nominated director of the documentary film "5 Broken Cameras," a film showing Burnat's first-hand account of the protests in Bilin that began 11 years ago in response to the illegal expansion of nearby Israeli settlements, and the construction of Israel's separation wall which separates Bilin residents from their privately owned lands. (Israeli forces detain 4, including Oscar-nominated filmmaker and journalist, in Bilin protest, July 22, 2016.)
Hat tip: Mondoweiss.

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