Final Day! Tuesday, June 26

5 BROKEN CAMERAS

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DIRECTED BY EMAD BURNAT & GUY DAVIDI

5 BROKEN CAMERAS

Emad Burnat is a Palestinian farmer who lives with his wife and four small children in the village of Bil’in in the central West Bank. Teamed with Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi, the two men document Burnat’s experiences with his neighbors, the Israeli army, and Israeli activists as his village is increasingly drawn into a multi-year conflict over the construction of a barrier that will confiscate much of the village’s cultivated land. His “five broken cameras” are all shot or smashed in the course of nonviolent demonstrations by the villagers: olive trees are burnt; buildings are bulldozed and lives are lost. A prize-winning film at both Sundance and IDFA (Amsterdam’s famed documentary festival), 5 BROKEN CAMERAS takes an international tragedy and reframes it in light of its impact on one family’s life. The film illuminates the warning of Israeli Knesset member Daniel Ben-Simon: “Israel is making a mistake in its unwillingness to recognize a Palestinian state.”

ISRAEL / PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES / FRANCE / NETHERLAND • 2011
90 MINS. • IN ARABIC, ENGLISH & HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
KINO LORBER

REVIEWS

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****! 4 STARS!
[4 Stars]
“Critic's Pick. “Eye-opening! Sharpened into an adrenalizing narrative by co-director Guy Davidi. A proudly defiant work… a work that, obliquely, captures so many largely unreported details.”

– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
Click here to read the full review.

“Necessary, if difficult viewing…. Partly a piece of advocacy journalism. But it’s also a visual essay in autobiography and, as such, a modest, rigorous and moving work of art…  (The) video diary of his daily life is especially poignant and intimate. 5 BROKEN CAMERAS deserves to be appreciated for the lyrical delicacy of his voice and the precision of his eye…”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Click here to read the full review.

“Startlingly intimate and direct. Shot with such precision and visual ingenuity under such plainly chaotic conditions.”
– Mark Holcomb, Village Voice

“An engrossing, out-of-the-ordinary film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
– Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“Displays both distinction and the emergence of significant talent. Working with co-director Guy Davidi, an Israeli, Burnat has crafted a moving film that is poised on the brink of despair…
Presents vivid witness to the power of the image to help with…healing.”

– George Robinson, The Jewish Week

“(A) powerful record of the Palestinian village of Bil’in’s course of civil disobedience  from 2005 to the present, as the residents collectively resist the building of Israeli settlements.”
- Leslie Felperin, Variety

“A compelling personal tale.”
– Ethan Bronner, The New York Times

WATCH 5 BROKEN CAMERAS filmmakers Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
on Democracy Now! – June 7, 2012

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5 BROKEN CAMERAS: Q & A with filmmaker Guy Davidi (Recorded May 30, 2012) 

5 BROKEN CAMERAS: Introduction by Richard Lorber and Q & A with filmmakers Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi (Recorded June 3, 2012)