5 Broken Cameras (DVD)

Directed by : Guy Davidi, Emad Burnat
Available Date : 01/15/2013
Release Year : 2011
Running Time : 90
UPC : 738329093525
Country : Palestine, Middle East, Israel, France
Language: Hebrew and Arabic w/English subtitles
Subject : Human Rights, K-12, 21st Century Politics, Middle Eastern Studies
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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."

Product Extras :

• Keywords: A Short Film by Guy Davidi

• Interviews with Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

• Trailer

• About Greenhouse

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UV Canada Link : https://unobstructedview.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=5+Broken+Cameras
  • Guy Davidi - Director
  • Emad Burnat - Director
  • Guy Davidi - Writer


"[A] rigorous and moving work of art."

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


"An essential work both on filmmaking and political activism."

An American Library Association Video Round Table notable film of 2015



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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