the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Their World Cinema Documentary Directing Award joins two prestigious awards the filmmakers recently won at IDFA!
5 Broken Cameras is the story of Emad Burnat, a farmer from the Palestinian village of Bil'in, which chose nonviolent resistance when the Israeli army encroached upon its land to make room for Jewish settlers. Emad got his first camera in 2005 to document the birth of his fourth son, Gibreel. Over the course of the film, he becomes the peaceful archivist of an escalating struggle as olive trees are bulldozed, lives are lost, and a wall is built to separate burgeoning Israeli settlements.
5 Broken Cameras has been invited to participate in numerous film festivals around the world, among them Canadian Hotdocs, Cinema Du Reel in Paris and Movies that Matters in De Haag.
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi participated in the Greenhouse 4th round supported by the EU in the framework of Euromed Audiovisual II.
The film is supported by the Jan Vrijman, IKON TV, The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & Television, YLE – Finland, France Television, Channel 8 Israel, CBA Worldview UK, Alter - Cine CAD – Canada and the Asian Cinema Fund.
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