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5 Broken Cameras (2011)

Five Broken Cameras (original title)
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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Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emad Burnat ... Self - Narrator
Soraya Burnat Soraya Burnat ... Self - Wife of Emad
Mohammed Burnat Mohammed Burnat ... Self - Son of Emad
Yasin Burnat Yasin Burnat ... Self - Son of Emad
Taky-Adin Burnat Taky-Adin Burnat ... Self - Son of Emad
Gibreel Burnat Gibreel Burnat ... Self - Son of Emad
Muhammad Burnat Muhammad Burnat ... Self - Father of Emad
Bassem Abu-Rahma Bassem Abu-Rahma ... Self - Protester (as Phil)
Adeeb Abu-Rahma Adeeb Abu-Rahma ... Self - Protester
Ashraf Abu-Rahma Ashraf Abu-Rahma ... Self - Protester (as Daba)
Intisar Burnat Intisar Burnat ... Self - Mother of Emad
Eyad Burnat Eyad Burnat ... Self - Brother of Emad
Riyad Burnat Riyad Burnat ... Self - Brother of Emad
Khaled Burnat Khaled Burnat ... Self - Brother of Emad
Jafar Burnat Jafar Burnat ... Self - Brother of Emad
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Storyline

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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Documentary | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Referenced in The Occupation of the American Mind (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Music from the albums: Randana, Majâz, As far
Music composed and performed by Samir Joubran, Wissam Joubran, Adnan Joubran
Interpreted by Le Trio Joubran
Percussions by Yousef Hbeisch
(p) & (c) Randana - 2007
Courtesy of Randana
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Apartheid is alive and well in Isreal
13 February 2013 | by JuddyBentleySee all my reviews

I was hunting around for some documentaries and stumbled on this film. I don't like to watch this type of film because it really makes me sad to see the hypocrites in this world! It's so ironic that the Zionists are the new Hitler and have basically created an Apartheid state in that region. See this film also reminded me of the Western expansion of the USA and how American Indians and Mexicans were slaughtered, tricked, and forced to give up their land! I hate to see any group of people be bullied by a big faceless government. Those ugly apartments and walls, is exactly what the Germans did when they called Jews vermin and basically caged them in and slowly exterminated them. I don't see much difference in this situation and it's shameful to know it is happening as a human being in 2013!


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Language:

Hebrew | Arabic

Release Date:

2011 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Broken Cameras See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,674, 3 June 2012

Gross USA:

$109,983

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,475
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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