5 Broken Cameras 2013 UNRATED

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Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 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.

Starring:
Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

5 Broken Cameras

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Starring Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat
Supporting actors Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat, Taky-Adin Burnat, Gibreel Burnat, Muhammad Burnat, Bassem Abu-Rahma, Adeeb Abu-Rahma, Ashraf Abu-Rahma, Intisar Burnat, Eyad Burnat, Riyad Burnat, Khaled Burnat, Jafar Burnat, Yisrael Puterman
Studio Kino Lorber
MPAA rating Unrated
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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There's nothing else to say but go ahead and watch the movie!!!
Juan Fonseca
According to a recent article in the Israeli News Haaretz, Israel now occupies 86% of the land that was designated for the Palestinians.
Peace
The simplicity of the documenter and his reasons for continuing to film the events in the film are powerful.
aziz

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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful By book babe on January 18, 2013
Format: DVD
I just saw the film recently, and was struck by how it uses a simple story of broken cameras to show how time passes for Palestinians under Israeli occupation. Slowly and painfully, with injustice heaped upon injustice, yet they keep trying to raise their children with dignity. Very moving.

My only criticism is that the subtitles are often hard to read. An easy fix.
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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Limeburner on February 8, 2013
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5 Broken Cameras is a vital resource for anyone trying to understand the tragically undertold story of the Palestinian side of the conflict as opposed to the ubiquituous and disingenuous Israeli narrative we know so well in the West. Here we see the life of a young Palestinian boy growing up in the immense shadow of land theft and brutal occupation by the Israelis, a life unrecognizable in its misery when viewed from the comfort of an American lens of perspective. The bravery and resilience of the residents of Bi'lin in the face of unimaginable brurtality by their neighbors cannot be overemphasized. A must see!
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Reem on February 11, 2013
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The movie was so beautifully put! Finally something that shows the Palestinian's side of the story. I am so intrigued, and proud to announce that it will be played at a MLSA event at my law school.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Young on February 8, 2013
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We watched this at a local film festival and I intend to buy a copy for groups that I work with also. It is bound to rile up emotions, the truth always does. I hope it touches enough people that they will join with all member of AUPHR and Jewish Voice for PEace. Please consider volunteering in October for the olive harvest. Learn in person.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J. L LaRegina on February 3, 2013
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The 2011 documentary FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS comes to us through the lens of Palestinian family man-filmmaker Emad Burnat. A chronicle of life in Israel-occupied Bil'in in the West Bank, Burnat goes through five movie cameras in six-odd years, each destroyed one by one by occupation forces.

As we see in FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS, Burnat's cameras suffer the least of it compared to human life lost as Palestinians demonstrate against Israeli settlement construction in Bil'in. This proves a documentary by coincidence, as Burnat only obtains the first of what would be five movie cameras when the youngest of his four children is born in 2005. But what a coincidence. When you hear the first words of that youngest child, you have to ask why any should have to grow up in what is essentially an endless war zone.

See FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS.
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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Richard H. Gross on January 21, 2013
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A powerful chronicle of a village with brave men who rose to the occasion, superbly filmed and edited. This should be widely shown in the US, i hope it wins an Oscar
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful By oscar supertramp on January 29, 2013
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a very moving and visceral film about the wonton aggression faced by Palestinians by the Israeli military. simple and beautiful, without any sentimentality. It should be seen widely.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Salim J. Munayer on February 13, 2013
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Although disturbing to watch very necessary. Highly recommended and very powerful. The camera is able to show the real life daily struggle of people.
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