Five Broken Cameras

Five Broken Cameras


Five Broken Cameras | , | | | 94 mins

When his fourth son 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. 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. * Nominated for Best Documentary Feature 2013 – Academy Awards


Best Documentary, International Emmy Awards, 2013

Best Documentary, Durban International Film Festival, 2012

Louis Marcorelles Award, Cinéma du Réel, 2012

Audience Award & Special Jury Award, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2011

Nominated, Best Documentary, Features, Academy Awards, 2013