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Five Broken Cameras (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 2011 (Israel)
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A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself - Narrator
Soraya Burnat ...
Herself - Wife of Emad
Mohammed Burnat ...
Himself - Son of Emad
Yasin Burnat ...
Himself - Son of Emad
Taky-Adin Burnat ...
Himself - Son of Emad
Gibreel Burnat ...
Himself - Son of Emad
Muhammad Burnat ...
Himself - Father of Emad
Bassem Abu-Rahma ...
Himself - Protester (as Phil)
Adeeb Abu-Rahma ...
Himself - Protester
Ashraf Abu-Rahma ...
Himself - Protester (as Daba)
Intisar Burnat ...
Herself - Mother of Emad
Eyad Burnat ...
Himself - Brother of Emad
Riyad Burnat ...
Himself - Brother of Emad
Khaled Burnat ...
Himself - Brother of Emad
Jafar Burnat ...
Himself - Brother of Emad
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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 led 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 himself are either shot or arrested. One camera after another is shot at or smashed. Each of the 5 cameras tells part of his story. Written by Guy Davidi

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Opening Weekend:

$6,674 (USA) (1 June 2012)

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$108,541 (USA) (3 May 2013)
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Emad Burnat - Narrator: Healing is a challenge in life. It's a victim sole obligation. By healing, you resist oppression. But when I'm hurt over and over again, I forget the wounds that rule my life. Forgotten wounds can't be healed. So I film to heal. I know they may knock at my door at any moment. But I'll just keep filming. It helps me confront life. And survive.
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23 January 2013 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

It is rare to have something like this penetrate through the generally Zionist controlled media in the West. I am sure Zionists will try to label this film as "biased" and "one-sided," as usual in their intended distortion or paranoia. They might even start a campaign to lower its rating, as they normally do! But the facts and the images speak for themselves. Why is the world allowing the Israelis to get away with more land grabs and more injustice? The only reservation is that it does not explore fully the tragedy of what has been done to the Palestinians by Zionist colonization. This is not a special case. It is also similar to what happened in 1948 when almost 80% of Palestine was taken over, and the population in many cities and villages expelled and made into refugees. Hundreds of villages were ethnically cleansed, and several of them today have Israeli Jews living in the old houses owned by Palestinians (not having paid for them of course). It is almost like highway robbery. One film cannot do everything of course, but maybe it will encourages some people to dig more for the truth.


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