Press

"Critics' Pick! A visual essay in autobiography and, as such, a modest, rigorous and moving work of art. Deserves to be appreciated for the lyrical delicacy of [Burnat's] voice and the precision of his eye." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"Gripping from the get go...a powerful act of witnessing. To see it is to wonder what it would have been like to have a black Alabaman's 8mm documentation of the civil rights struggle." – J. Hoberman, Artinfo

"Four stars! Eye-opening...a proudly defiant work." – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

"An essential work both on filmmaking and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras provides a birdsong of perseverance in the face of irrational violence, immense historical anger, and grim, seemingly insurmountable realities." – Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine

"Displays both distinction and the emergence of a significant talent. Presents vivid witness to the power of the image to help with...healing." – George Robinson, The Jewish Week

Ethan Bronner profiles Emad Burnat in The New York Times

Ella Taylor profiles Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi in the Village Voice