Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

April 30, 2012  

Five Broken Cameras

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 8:30 pm
ACMI Cinemas

Australian Premiere
Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi / Palestine/Israel/France/The Netherlands / 2011 / Doc. / 90 min / Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles

Sundance Film Festival 2012, Directing Award for World Documentary
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2011, Special Jury Award and Audience Award

In 2005, Israeli authorities began constructing a separation barrier on contested land near the town of Bil’in in the West Bank. Emad, a Palestinian villager with a hand-held camera, recorded the conflict: six years, and five cameras.  With each period he films, he is able to document the unlawful brutality inflicted against Palestinians protesting the wall, whilst capturing the enduring hope held by his community against the odds. Emad’s cameras bear witness in this very personal film, where peaceful resistance is pushed to the limit.

Source:  Human Rights Arts and Film Festival