Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat • 2011 • Palestine-Israel
A personal portrait of life in the occupied West Bank
A Palestinian farmer turned filmmaker documents life in his West Bank village as Israeli settlements grow closer and closer.
A testament to the notion that the personal is inherently political, 5 Broken Cameras focalizes the fraught issue of Israeli-Palestinian relations through the experiences of one humble family. Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat's collaborative documentary premiered at Sundance, where it won the Directing Award. 5 Broken Cameras is the first Palestinian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film, and a New York Times Critics' Pick.