5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras Arabic Khamas Kamrt Muaamah Hebrew Hamesh Matslemot Shvurot is a 94minute documentary film codirected by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi. It was shown at film festivals in 2011 and placed in general release by Kino Lorber in 2012.Broken Cameras is a firsthand account of protests in Bilin, a West Bank village affected by the Israeli West Bank barrier. The documentary was shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son. In 2009 Israeli codirector Guy Davidi joined the project. Structured around the destruction of Burnats cameras, the filmmakers collaboration follows one familys evolution over five years of turmoil. The film won a 2012 Sundance Film Festival award, it won the Golden Apricot at the 2012 Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia, for Best Documentary Film, won the 2013 International Emmy Award, and was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award.

During the next year, Burnat films this struggle, which is led by two of his best friends, while at the same time recording the growth of his son. Very soon, these events begin to affect his family and his own life. Emad films the Army and Police beating and arresting villagers and activists who come to support them. Settlers destroy Palestinian olive trees and attack Burnat when he tries to film them. The Army raids the village in the middle of the night to arrest children. He, his friends, and brothers are arrested or shot some are killed. Each camera used to document these events is shot or smashed.Eventually, in 2009, Burnat approaches Guy Davidi an Israeli filmmaker and together, from these five broken cameras and the stories that they represent, these two filmmakers create the film. ........

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