5 Broken Cameras

Director Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
Genre Documentary
Runtime 90 minutes
Country of Origin Palestine, Israel, France, Netherlands
Language Hebrew, Arabic
Supplier Cats & Docs
Festivals/Awards World Cinema Documentary Directing Award - Sundance Film Festival 2012
Release Date In theatres on June 22, 2012


When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born, Emad, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. In his village, Bil'in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist this decision. For more than five years, Emad films the struggle, which is lead by two of his best friends, alongside filming how Gibreel grows. Very soon it affects his family and his own life. Daily arrests and night raids scare his family; his friends, brothers and him as well are either shot or arrested. One camera after another is shot at or smashed, each camera tells a part of his story.

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Press & Articles

“'5 Broken Cameras' Takes 2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award” - IndieWire

“Critics' Pick: A Palestinian Whose Cameras Are Witnesses and Casualties of Conflict” - The New York Times

“Pick of the week: One Palestinian village resists” - Salon

“'5 Broken Cameras' Review” - The Hollywood Reporter

“'5 Broken Cameras' Review” - Slant Magazine

“Documentary from directors Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi offers a first-hand look at five years of West Bank protests” - The Hollywood Reporter

“'5 Broken Cameras' directors, Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi” - Filmmaker Magazine

“Israeli Settlement Crisis Home Videos” - Vice Magazine

“'5 Broken Cameras': interview with filmmaker Guy Davidi” - Fest 21

“Interview with Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi” - The LipTV

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