5 Broken Cameras premieres August 26, 2013 at 10 PM on PBS stations. (Check local listings.)
Nominated for an Oscar®, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. Palestinian Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, shot the film and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi co-directed. The filmmakers follow one family’s evolution over five years, witnessing a child’s growth from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him. The film is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production.
After the broadcast, you can visit the 5 Broken Cameras companion site to download a discussion guide, go behind the lens with the filmmakers, learn more about the 5 cameras, and find out what’s happened since the events of the film.
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