Five Broken Cameras

TitleFive Broken Cameras
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBurnat, Emad, and Guy Davidi
Running Time94 min
Date Released11/2011
DistributorKino Lorber
CountryPalestine; Israel; France
Publication Languageeng

5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, the film follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost.


Produced by Christine Camdessus, Serge Gordey, Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi

Written by Guy Davidi

Music by Le Trio Joubran

Cinematography by Emad Burnat

Edited by Véronique Lagoarde–Ségot, Guy Davidi



Alternate TitleHamesh Matslemot Shvurot
Original PublicationKhamas Kamīrāt Muḥaṭṭamah
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