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5 Broken Cameras
5 Broken Cameras


Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi


90 Minutes

Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles
    Winner! Directing Award - Sundance Film festival
Winner! Foundation Award - Jerusalem Film Festival
Winner! Cinephile Award - Pusan International Film Festival

"Four stars! Eye-opening...a proudly defiant work."
— Time Out New York
"An essential work both on filmmaking and political activism..."
— Slant Magazine
"Critics' Pick! A modest, rigorous and moving work of art."
— New York times<

Winner at the Sundance Film Festival, 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, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit.

Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat's 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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  • Keywords: A short film by Guy Davidi
  • Interviews With Director
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