When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born, Emad, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. In his village, Bil'in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist this decision. For more than five years, Emad films the struggle, which is lead by two of his best friends, alongside filming how Gibreel grows. Very soon it affects his family and his own life. Daily arrests and night raids scare his family; his friends, brothers and him as well are either shot or arrested. One Camera after another is shot at or smashed, each camera tells a part of his story.
Special Jury Award | IDFA, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2011
World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary | Sundance IFF, USA, 2012
CAST & CREW
Christine Camdessus, Serge Gordey, Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Director of Photography
Le Trio Joubran (Samir Joubran, Wissam Joubran, Adnan Joubran)
Veronique Lagoarde-Segot , Guy Davidi
Guy DVD Films Alegria, Productions Burnat Films Palestine
Emad Burnat is a Palestinian freelance cameraman and photographer. His experience includes filming for TV channels, such as Al-Jazeera, Israeli channels 1, 2 and 10, and the Palestinian Television. He worked constantly with Reuters news agency, and filmed footage for several documentaries, such as Bil’in, My Love, Palestine Kids, Open Close, and Interrupted Streams.
5 Broken Cameras (2011).
Born in Jaffa, Israel, Guy Davidi is a documentary filmmaker and cinema teacher. He has been directing, editing, and shooting films since the age of 16. As a cameraman, he shot the films Hamza and Journal d’une orange, aller simple for France 3. Davidi also directed many short documentaries such, which were presented in film festivals and venues worldwide. In 2010, Guy Davidi’s first feature film, Interrupted Streams, premiered at the Jerusalem IFF.
In Working Progress (2006) A Gift from Heaven (2009), Women Defying Barriers (2009), Keywords (2010), Interrupted Streams (2010), 5 Broken Cameras (2011).