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Concluding a special UK tour of this extraordinary documentary, it is with great pleasure that Discover Tuesdays and Picturehouse Docs present a special screening of 5 BROKEN CAMERAS, accompanied by an exclusive filmed interview with co-director Guy Davidi.
Tuesday 4 December
Saddening recent events in Gaza have put the Israel-Palestine conflict in the spotlight once more. The tragic bloodshed is a timely reminder of the political intransigence documented in such an arresting and affecting manner by Palestinian farmer-turned-cameraman Emad Burnat. We encourage anyone who has been stirred by the current crisis to come and watch this incredible film, and witness a personal side to the story that won’t be found in mainstream news coverage.
In 2005, there were two arrivals in Burnat’s home: his son Gibreel, and his first video camera. Compelled to capture the constant antagonism Gibreel would face in the shadow of Israel’s security barrier, Burnat began filming. With the help of Jewish-Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi, his astonishing footage has culminated in the unparalleled and tremendously moving account of one community’s peaceful resistance against the odds. Daringly meshing personal essay with political cinema, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a remarkable work of both cinematic and political activism, showing how images and cameras can change lives and realities.
“A raw immediacy that’s impossible to resist” – Sight & Sound
“One of the best, most involving documentaries of the past couple of years” - The Observer
This screening is supported by Human Rights Watch and the Bertha Foundation.