5 BROKEN CAMERAS

By Emad BURNAT, Guy DAVIDI

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Documentary - Completed 2011

Palestinian journalist chronicles his village’s resistance to a separation barrier being erected on their land and in the process captures his young son’s lens on the world.

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& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2012
Doc Corner
Busan - BIFF/APM 2012
Wide Angle Busan Cinephile Award
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • PALESTINE, ISRAEL, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, HEBREW
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Emad BURNAT, Guy DAVIDI
    • Producer(s)
    • Guy DAVIDI (Guy DVD Films), Serge GORDEY (Alegria Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Palestinian farm laborer Emad has five video cameras, and each of them tells a different part of the story of his village's resistance to Israeli oppression. Emad lives in Bil'in, just west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank. Using the first camera, he recorded how the bulldozers came to rip the olive trees out of the ground in 2005. Here, a wall was built directly through his fellow villagers' land to separate the advancing Jewish settlements from the Palestinians. In the first days of resistance to the Jewish colonists and the ever-present Israeli soldiers, Emad's son Gibreel was born. Scenes shift from the infant growing into a precocious preschooler to the many peaceful acts of protest, and the steady progress of the construction of the dividing wall. Sympathizers from all over the world, including from Israel, provide help as resistance develops, but when the situation intensifies, people are arrested and villagers are killed. Emad keeps on filming despite pleas from his wife, who fears reprisals. It makes for an intensely powerful personal document about one village's struggle against violence and oppression.
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