20 - 25 November 2012
5 Broken Cameras

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5 Broken Cameras
Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Palestine / Israel / France, 2011
DV | 90 min | BW/Colour | Arabic, Hebrew | VOSC, VOSI

Production: Christine Camedessus, Serge Gordey, Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Screenplay: Guy Davidi
Editor: Véronique Lagoarde-Ségot, Guy Davidi
Music: Le Trio Joubran
Sound: Amélie Canini

Contact: [email protected] +33 144596353

Feature Films


Emad is a Palestinian cameraman who decides to film the struggle against the wall separating his village, Bil'in in the West Bank, from the Israeli settlements. As he meticulously documents the conflict, he also watches his young son grow up. One camera after another is damaged and then replaced; each tells a different part of his story. A story of resistance.


Emad Burnat is a Palestinian freelance cameraman and photographer. He has filmed for TV channels (Al-Jazeera, Israeli channels and Palestinian TV), worked with Reuters news agency and filmed footage for several documentaries. Guy Davidi (Jaffa) is a documentary filmmaker and film teacher. His films include Working Progress (2006) and Interrupted Streams (2010).


Special Jury Award / Audience Award - IDFA 2011
World Documentary Directing Award - Sundance Film Festival 2012