Five broken cameras—and each one with a powerful tale to tell. Embedded in the bullet-ridden remains of digital technology is the story of Emad Burnat, a farmer from the Palestinian village of Bil’in, which famously chose nonviolent resistance when the Israeli army encroached upon its land to make room for Jewish colonists. Emad buys his first camera in 2005 to document the birth of his fourth son, Gibreel.
Over the course of the film, he becomes the peaceful archivist of an escalating struggle as olive trees are bulldozed, lives are lost, and a wall is built to segregate burgeoning Israeli settlements. Gibreel’s loss of innocence and the destruction of each camera are potent metaphors that portray a conflict many of us think we know. Emad Burnat, a Palestinian, joins forces with Guy Davidi, an Israeli, and the two filmmakers create one extraordinary work of art.
Community partners Busboys & Poets, Docs in Progress, Institute For Policy Studies, Peace Café, and Reporters Without Borders invite you to one or both of the Filmfest DC screenings of 5 Broken Cameras followed by a discussion with filmmaker Emad Burnat at both screenings.
Sat, April 14, 3:15pm
Mon, April 16, 8:45pm
For more information and to purchase tickets click here.