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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Emad Burnat
Soraya Burnat
Bassem Abu-Rahma
Gibreel Burnat.
Directors
Emad Burnat
Guy Davidi.
Screenwriters
Running Time
90 minutes

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5 Broken Cameras
Grenades and good humour


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Plot
A documentary following the nonviolent actions of a Palestinian farmer in his resistance against the Israeli army.


Review
5 Broken Cameras
Farm labourer Emad Burnat’s handheld footage of the Palestinian village of Bil’in’s battle against creeping Israeli encroachment is a remarkable tribute to the ordinary men, women and children resisting bullets, grenades, raids and provocation with dignity, determination and good humour.


Verdict
A touching and revelatory piece of film-making about the plights of real people living in an uncertain world.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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