FULLY BOOKED Screening: Five Broken Cameras
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi who have traveled extensively to festivals all over the world in support of their documentary.
For the birth of his fourth son, Palestinian villager Emad Burnat bought his first camera. This is also the moment a separation barrier is being built in his village Bil’in. The self-taught cameraman begins filming the events around him – and ends up with five broken video cameras. The footage of each of them tells a different part of the story of his village’s non-violent resistance to the Israeli army.
Despite the pleas from his wife who fears reprisals, Emad keeps on filming. The result is an intensely powerful, first-hand and deeply personal document about one village’s struggle against violence and oppression.
This screening is in partnership with London Open City Docs Fest (21-24 June)
World Cinema Direction Award, Sundance 2012
Prix Louis-Marcorelles,, Cinema du Reel 2012
The Stephan Jarl Documentary award, Tempo Film Festival 2012
The Best Director Award, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2012
The Golden Butterfly Award: A Matter of Act Competition, Movies That Matter 2012
Special Jury Award and Audience Award, IDFA 2011
Directed by: Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
Running Time: 90′
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