5 Broken Cameras is a 94-minute documentary film co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi. It was shown at film festivals in 2011 and placed in general release by Kino Lorber in 2012. 5 Broken Cameras is a first-hand account of protests in Bil'in, a West Bank village affected by the Israeli West Bank barrier. The documentary was shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son. In 2009 Israeli co-director Guy Davidi joined the project. Structured around the destruction of Burnat's cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of turmoil. The film won a 2012 Sundance Film Festival award, it won the Golden Apricot at the 2012 Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia, for Best Documentary Film, won the 2013 International Emmy Award, and was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award.
It presents with overwhelming power
a case of injustice on a massive scale, and gives us a direct experience
of what it's like to be on the receiving end of oppression and dispossession.
He is an Israeli Academy Award nominee documentary filmmaker. His movie 5 Broken Cameras was nominated for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Davidi also won the Best Directing Award along with Palestinian Co-director Emad Burnat in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the 2013 international Emmy Award as well as numerous awards world wide. Davidi was born in Jaffa and grew up in Holon and Kfar Saba in Israel.
He is a Palestinian farmer and filmmaker. He is the first Palestinian nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Production: Palestine / France / Izrael / Holland
Year of production: 2011
Duration time: 90 min
Directed by: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Premiere: January 2011
Awards: Oscar nomination "Best documentary feature"