Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

In Five Broken Cameras (2011), five years of footage was shot by Palestinian Emad Burnat, a resident of Bil'in in the occupied West Bank, and edited by Guy Davidi, an Israeli. Both men are credited as directors, and Davidi wrote the narration which is spoken by Burnat. Although the film is riveting and serious, the shooting and editing choices leave room for character, community and humor. Above: the perils of wielding a camera in one's day to day life under occupation: Burnat's wife Soraya questions his constant filming (top still); Israeli soldiers also don't like the camera (second still, during a raid at Burnat's home); nearby Jewish settlers express a similar sentiment (third still).
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