Five Broken Cameras
First screened in February 2019
Directors: Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi. Documentary about Palestinian resistance to Israeli settlements of the West Bank, filtered through the experience of the filmmaker and his family. Screenplay: Guy Davidi.

Twitter Capsule: Not above bathos as a persuasive tactic. Still a brave, valuable, powerfully constructed memoir of Occupation.

VOR:   Potent chronicle of an era before cellphones were a ubiquitous tool of protest. The broken-cameras conceit is so potent it might have been exploited further.

Photo © 2011 Alegria Productions/Burnat Productions/Guy DVD Films,
© 2012 Kino Lorber

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
Sundance Film Festival: Best Director (World Documentary)

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