5 Broken Cameras – New Directors/New Films 2012

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Writer/Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi

Music: Le Trio Joubran

Palestine/Israel/France, 2011

26 March 2012, Walter Reade Theater, NYC

“How do we deal with our anger? Something new.”

A first-hand record of resistance to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian town of Bil’in, seen through five cameras: the first exploded by an Israeli gas canister; the second smashed by Israeli settlers; the third pierced by an Israeli military bullet intended for the film-maker; the fourth demolished in a car crash into an Israeli barrier; the fifth destroyed by yet another Israeli bullet. The cameras witness Israeli settlers burning Palestinian olive trees, Israeli soldiers attacking Palestinian children, and the murder of a young Palestinian man defending an Israeli protester from her own government. An essential work.

Update: US Distributor – Kino Lorber (2012)