8:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Edgar St Herefordshire HR4 9JR
5 Broken Cameras
Tuesday 5th @ 8.45 pm
Box office 01432 340555
This is a must-see for anyone interested in Palestine. documentary film co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi.
here are five cameras – each with a story of their own. When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born in 2005, self-taught cameraman Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. At the same time in his village of Bil’in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers begin to resist this decision
this is a first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.
In 2009 Israeli co-director Guy Davidi – an Israeli filmmaker joined and together from these five broken cameras and the stories that they represent, these two filmmakers create the film. Structured around the destruction of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of turmoil
5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. “I feel like the camera protects me,” he says, “but it’s an illusion.”
5 Broken Cameras won the World Cinema Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature in the 2013 Academy Awards