Message from the Director
Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son. As he filmed his son, growing from newborn baby into a young boy, Emad's video camera, and a succession of later cameras, were violently destroyed over five years of turmoil..
5 Broken Cameras, the first-ever Palestinian film nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in a West Bank village. It will be screened at the Downtown Library on Tuesday December 10 at 7:00 pm.