Thursday, June 7, 2012
Five Broken Cameras: Home Videos Evolve into Stirring Film on Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Wall
The award-winning new documentary, “Five Broken Cameras,” tells the story of a Palestinian farmer who got a video camera to record his son’s childhood, but ended up documenting the growth of the resistance movement to the Israeli separation wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in. The film shows the nonviolent tactics used by residents of Bil’in as they join with international and Israeli activists to protest the wall’s construction and confront Israeli soldiers. We speak with the film’s directors, Emad Burnat, a Palestinian, and Guy Davidi, an Israeli. [includes rush transcript]
Emad Burnat, Palestinian co-director of Five Broken Cameras.
Guy Davidi, Israeli co-director of Five Broken Cameras.