Showing posts with label 5 Broken Cameras. Show all posts
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Emad Burnat's Oscar Nominated 'Five Broken Cameras' Does Not Win Academy Award

Emad Burnat attended the Oscars on Feb 24, 2013 with his family 

Many people were caught by surprise when Emad Burnat's documentary '5 Broken Cameras' was nominated for Best Documentary at tonight's Oscar Ceremony. Few, however, were surprised that it did not win--taking comfort instead in the fact that the film was nominated at all.

The first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for best Documentary Feature, the critically-acclaimed 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval. As the years pass in front of the camera, we witness Gibreel grow from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him with the astute powers of perception that only children possess. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify and lives are lost in this cinematic diary and unparalleled record of life in the West Bank. 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production. A Kino Lorber Release.

Director Emad Burnat is a Palestinian freelance cameraman and photographer with experience filming for Al-Jazeera and Palestinian Television. He has contributed to several documentaries, including Bil’in My Love, Palestine Kids, Open Close, and Interrupted Streams. 

Emad Burrnat at the Sundance Film Festival

Movie Poster
Here is the trailer for 5 Broken Cameras.  The complete documentary is available to view on YouTube for $3.99 (rental) or can be owned for $9.99.  See http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=NJNhsAb-rLM&feature=mv_sr


Thursday, January 10, 2013

'5 Broken Cameras' Documentary Tracks Palestinian Farmer's Struggle



"5 Broken Cameras" is a documentary of a Palestinian farmer's observance of the non-violent resistance movement against Israel's military occupation.


PLOT:  When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born, Emad, a Palestinian villager, gets his firstcamera. In his village, Bil'in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist. For more than five years, Emad films the struggle, which is lead by two of his best friends, and films in parallel how his son Gibreel grows. Very soon the struggle affects his family and his own life. Daily arrests and night raids scare his family. Emad, his friends and brothers are either shot or arrested. One camera after another is shot out or smashed. Each cameratells a part of his story.

"5 Broken Cameras" was Winner of Best Israeli Documentary Award from Van Leer Group Foundation 2012 and Best Directing Award in World Cinema Documentary 2012.

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Release Date: July 13th, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Writer: Guy Davidi
Studio: Kino Lorber

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