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5 Broken Cameras DVD


Filmed from the perspective of a Palestinian farm laborer (Emad Burnat), 5 Broken Cameras was shot using six different video cameras Ė five of which were destroyed in the process of documenting Emadís familyís life as well as Palestinian and International resistance to Israeli appropriation of land and occupation. Emad, who lives in Bil'in, just west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank, was thrust into global politics when his community peacefully resisted Israeli plans to erect a wall through their land to separate them from the ever growing Israeli settlements. Initially given the camera to chronicle the birth and childhood of his son Gibreel, the film captures Gibreel growing into a precocious preschooler against the backdrop of the many non-violent protests that have become an intrinsic part of life in Bil'in.

With hundreds of hours of video footage covering a period of over six years, Emad started working with Israeli activist and filmmaker Guy Davidi to produce a film. Guy helped shape the material and compose a commentary for the film. Together, they have turned 5 Broken Cameras into a larger-than-life lyrical device that both informs and structures their personal and collective struggles in the West Bank.

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras daringly meshes personal essay with political cinema, displaying how images and cameras can change lives and realities.


Directed by: Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
Produced by: Christine Camdessus, Serge Gordey, Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Technical Details:

94 mins
RUNNING TIME
E (Exempt)
CERTIFICATE
2
REGION
16:9
ASPECT RATIO
Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles
LANGUAGE
Trailer
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Release Date: 28th January 2013
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"One of the most astonishing and amazing things I've seen in the cinema in a long time"
Michael Moore


"An uncommonly powerful story of defiance against all the odds"
Total Film


"A powerful personal testimony: the kind of material that never makes the nightly news"
The Guardian

"One of the best, most involving documentaries of the past couple of years"
The Observer


"A film whose visual honesty is unsparing and unflinching"
Financial Times


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