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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.
This screening is supported by Human Rights Watch and the Bertha Foundation.
In 2005, there were two arrivals in Emad 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.
5 BROKEN CAMERAS was awarded the IFDA prize at Amsterdam Film Festival and the Audience Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest, as well as further prizes at Sundance, London Open City, and the Stranger Than Fiction Film Festival in Dublin.