5 Broken Cameras premieres August 26, 2013 at 10 PM on PBS stations. (Check local listings.) The film will be available for streaming on the POV website from August 27, 2013 to September 25, 2013.
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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