5 broken cameras

A Kings Heath reader brings the film 5 Broken Cameras to our attention. It will be shown free of charge, on Tuesday 1st October at 7 pm at St. Annes Church Hall, Park Hill Road, Moseley, Birmingham. Scroll down for map.  

No tickets, but donations welcome.

This Oscar nominated film features the story of Emad, a resident of the Palestinian village of Bil’in, west of Ramallah in the West Bank, who bought a camera to make home movies of his newborn son Gibreel but soon began to document his village’s non-violent defiance against the taking of their land.

It was shot using six different video cameras – five of which were destroyed in the process.

The film captures Gibreel growing up amidst his community’s peaceful resistance to plans to erect a wall through their land to separate them from the ever growing Israeli settlements.

With hundreds of hours of video footage covering a period of over six years, Emad started working with Israeli activist and filmmaker Guy Davidi to edit and produce the film.


Winner, Sundance World Cinema Documentary Directing Award
Winner, IDFA Special Jury Prize and Audience Award
Winner, Grand Jury Award, London Open City Docs Fest
Winner, Audience Award, Doc/Fest Sheffield
Winner, Louis Marcorelle Award, Cinéma du Réel, Paris
Winner, Eurodok Award, Oslo
Winner, Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival

See more at: http://www.newwavefilms.co.uk/view-film-detail.html/?viewListing=ODg=&cat=2#sthash.KagoNvev.dpu

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