5 Broken Cameras

Directed by Guy Davidi, and Emad Burnat

Year: 2011
Running Time: 90
Color Type: Color
Country: France, Israel, Middle East, Palestine
Language: Hebrew and Arabic w/English subtitles [audio]
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5 Broken Cameras

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Writer Guy Davidi
Directed by Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat


ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.

Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later turned into a galvanizing cinematic experience by co-directors Guy Davidi and Burnat.

Structured around the violent destruction of a succession of Burnat's video cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. "I feel like the camera protects me," he says, "but it's an illusion."

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"[A] rigorous and moving work of art." - A. O. Scott, New York Times

"Uniquely powerful, putting faces and human consequences to a political dispute that will seemingly never end." - The Hollywood Reporter.

"An essential work both on filmmaking and political activism." - Slant Magazine.

An American Library Association Video Round Table notable film of 2015



Awards

  • ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

    Sundance Film Festival - World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary 2012

    American Library Association - Notable Videos for Adults 2015

    Cinema Eye Awards, Winner -Best Film

    IDFA - Winner - Special Jury Award, Audience Award

    New Directors/New Films - Official Selection

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