Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Award winnning, Oscar nominated documentary
“An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. “I feel like the camera protects me,” he says, “but it’s an illusion.” — (C) Kino Lorber
Unrated, 1 hr. 30 min.
Kino Lorber Films – Official Site
Emad Burnat, Palestinian director of Oscar nominated “5 Broken Cameras” was held by immigration at LAX as he landed to attend Oscars as they could not believe a Palestinian film maker had been nominated.