VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

5 Broken Cameras

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5 Broken Cameras

Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Israel/F/Palästina, 2011
Documentaries, 90min, OmeU

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5 Broken Cameras

Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Israel/F/Palästina, 2011
Documentaries, 90min, OmeU

Contributors: 
Stimme
Emad Burnat
Screenplay: 
Emad Burnat
Guy Davidi
Sound: 
Adnan Joubran
Samir Joubran
Wissam Joubran
Amélie Canini
Camera: 
Emad Burnat
Editor: 
Guy Davidi
Véronique Lagoarde-Ségot
Composer: 
Le Trio Joubran

Production: 
Alegría Productions, Burnat Films, Guy DVD Films
World Sales: 
Cat&Docs
Format: 
HDCam
Color

Five broken cameras – and each one has a powerful tale to tell. Embedded in the bullet-ridden remains of digital technology is the story of Emad Burnat, a farmer from the Palestinian village of Bil’in, which famously chose nonviolent resistance when the Israeli army encroached upon its land to make room for Jewish colonists. Emad buys 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 segregate burgeoning Israeli settlements.

“What I would really like to do is replace the politicians. After more than 20 years of discussion between the Palestinians and the Israelis, there is no change and the situation is getting worse. I would like to throw out the Israeli politicians and the Palestinian politicians. The outside world has to speak about the conflict in Palestine. And the Israeli people have to.” (Emad Burnat)