5 Broken Cameras

Davidi, Guy; Burnat, Emad
Date Written:  2011-11-23
Publisher:  Alegria Productions; Burnat Films; Guy DVD Films
Year Published:  2011
Resource Type:  Film/Video
Cx Number:  CX14493

A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank whose lands are being systematically seized to make room for illegal Israeli settlements. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat's cameras, the low-cost film documents Bil'in's weekly protests against land seizures by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers. Neighbors are killed in the protests and demolition equipment mars the landscape while the filmmaker captures his infant son's rapid loss of innocence, heralded by his first words: "wall" and "army."

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