Five Broken Cameras
Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 8:30 pm
Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi / Palestine/Israel/France/The Netherlands / 2011 / Doc. / 90 min / Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles
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.