5 Broken Cameras
5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras

Director Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi

Production year 2011

Length 90min.

Country Palestine

SYNOPSIS

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. 

Awards

Special Jury Award | IDFA, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2011

World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary | Sundance IFF, USA, 2012

CAST & CREW

Emad Burnat
Emad Burnat

Director

Producer

Christine Camdessus, Serge Gordey, Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi

Script

Guy Davidi

Director of Photography

Emad Burnat

Music by

Le Trio Joubran (Samir Joubran, Wissam Joubran, Adnan Joubran)

Sound

Amelie Canini

Edit

Veronique Lagoarde-Segot , Guy Davidi

Production company

Guy DVD Films Alegria, Productions Burnat Films Palestine

Emad Burnat

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.


Filmography

5 Broken Cameras (2011).


Guy Davidi
Guy Davidi

Director

Guy Davidi

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.


Filmography

In Working Progress (2006) A Gift from Heaven (2009), Women Defying Barriers (2009), Keywords (2010), Interrupted Streams (2010), 5 Broken Cameras (2011).

FILMS 2012