5 Broken Cameras

All Equal? Close Up
Director: Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi | Countries of production: France, Israel, Netherlands, Palestine | Year: 2011 | Length: 94 min
Language: Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles | Age: 15+ years

Screened as part of TOAFF12

Oscar-nominated 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker.

Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval.

“A powerful personal testimony: the kind of material that never makes the nightly news…about a Palestinian village on the West Bank”
The Guardian

“Injustice, hazard and hope ads vividly captured in this defiant one-man chronicle of life in an embattled Palestinian village…one of the best, most involving documentaries of the past couple of years.”
The Observer

Academy Awards, USA 2013, Nominated, Best Documentary, Features
Sundance Film Festival 2012, Winner, World Cinema – Documentary

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