5 Broken Cameras

Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Israel, FRA, Palestine 2011
90 min

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)

  • Emad Burnat
  • Guy Davidi
  • Emad Burnat
  • Adnan Joubran
  • Samir Joubran
  • Wissam Joubran
  • Amélie Canini
  • Guy Davidi
  • Véronique Lagoarde-Ségot
  • Le Trio Joubran
  • Emad Burnat
Alegría Productions, Burnat Films, Guy DVD Films


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