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]
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

5 Broken Cameras

Crew
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."

"[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

  • 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

Press Kit

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Hi-Res Trailer

Interested in bringing 5 Broken Cameras to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

5 Broken Cameras may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
@KinoLorber on Sep. 24 2017 at 11:28am
🎞️ @theforcefilm now playing at @NuartTheatre in LA, Q&A at 3:10pm w/ dir. @petenicks & OPD ofcrs moderated by José… https://t.co/lUj13fTh5O
@KinoLorber on Sep. 24 2017 at 11:19am
RT @ClassicMovieHub: 4 left #EnterToWin "Classic Westerns" #Giveaway courtesy @kinolorber &CMH - Winner's choice of 5 DVDs/BluRays https:/…
@KinoLorber on Sep. 24 2017 at 11:02am
RT @WGCtweet: Spotlight's on @RezoPics -- building on its @MohawkGirls & @RumbleFilm successes to go global SUB https://t.co/ztREZGwROf #Cd…
@KinoLorber on Sep. 23 2017 at 11:11pm
RT @ebertvoices: THE FORCE will give viewers of all social and political persuasions much to think about afterwards https://t.co/z3lxVfwOft…
@KinoLorber on Sep. 23 2017 at 4:14pm
RT @theforcefilm: Catch another passionate Q&A with @petenicks and Pastor @benmcbride after the 7:05 screening at @sunshine_cinema: https:/…
@KinoLorber on Sep. 23 2017 at 3:36pm
🗣️ Hear from @theforcefilm prod. Linda Davis, DC Armstrong & PIO Watson of @oaklandpoliceca tonight at… https://t.co/mAakxcL8FW
@KinoLorber on Sep. 23 2017 at 2:43pm
RT @MyTrackingBoard: This week's Under the Radar looks at @petenicks's fascinating doc @theforcefilm following the Oakland Police Dept. htt…
@KinoLorber on Sep. 23 2017 at 1:39pm
🎦 @theforcefilm now playing daily at @sunshine_cinema in NYC, plus LA & SF and coming soon to select cities:… https://t.co/wKTXcJNimx
@KinoLorber on Sep. 23 2017 at 11:49am
One more chance to hear @petenicks and @benmcbride discuss @theforcefilm and OPD tonight at @sunshine_cinema:… https://t.co/3F5LbtwnnF
@KinoLorber on Sep. 23 2017 at 11:14am
Pop Aye, Select Studio Classics DVDs for $5.99 each: https://t.co/ugj88pmWFo Sign up for our newsletter:… https://t.co/DyxmcacmYl
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com