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5 Broken Cameras

Directed by: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
90 Minutes, 2012, Documentary

Emad, who lives in the Palestinian village of Bil’in, buys his first camera when his son Gibreel is born, and puts it to use beyond creating family memories. When the government attempts to build a barrier across villagers’ lands, Emad films the resistance and is caught up in a storm of arrests and night raids. One camera after another is shot or smashed. And with each camera, a new chapter of Emad’s story unfolds.

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Director: Emad Burnat

Director: Guy Davidi

Producer: Guy DVD Productions

Distributor: Kino Lorber

Cast: Emad Burnat

Cast: Soraya Burnat

Cast: Mohammed Burnat

Cast: Yasin Burnat

Cast: Taky-Adin Burnat

Cast: Gibreel Burnat


Academy Award Nominee - Best Documentary, 2013

Sheffield Doc/Fest. - Audience Award, 2012

Best Documentary award - Jerusalem Film Festival 2012

Sundance Film Festival 2012- Documentary Director's Award