Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat will pay a rare visit at the end of this month.
He will be touring New Zealand with his acclaimed film 5 Broken Cameras.The film won an Emmy, was nominated for ‘best documentary feature’ at the Academy Awards and was awarded by the Sundance Film Festival.
PORIRUA AND WELLINGTON Special screenings, followed by Q&A sessions will be hosted on the following dates: (NZ wide events to come soon…)
PORIRUA – WHITIREIA
MORE ABOUT THE FILM, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS
5 Broken Cameras is a moving account of life in Bil’in, a village in occupied Palestine’s West Bank. When the Israeli army decides to build a huge separation wall through their lands, the village responds with peaceful resistance.
Over five years (and five destroyed cameras), Bil’in resident Emad Burnat records what The Guardian described as “one of the best, most involving documentaries”.
The film follows two threads: the struggles of a family and their community to resist the loss of their lands, alongside a moving record of a young child’s growth from baby into a young boy.
FILMS FOR PEACE
5 Broken Cameras has also been of great interest internationally as Emad Burnat (Palestinian film-maker) has worked closely together with Guy Davidi (Israeli film-maker) while making his 5 years of footage together into the film.