Country: Palestine / Israel / others
Review: “5 Broken Cameras” is a gripping documentary that depicts life in Bil’in, a West Bank village in constant turmoil due to Israeli occupations. With a sad voice, Emad starts to explain the different phases of his life; first with the birth of his children and then with the cameras he used to film the pacific demonstrations along five years. Every camera served during a determined period of time, witnessing shootings, beatings, killings and arrests. One aspect that messed with my feelings was to see Emad’s four-year-old son, watching all that violence as if it was a normal thing. "5 Broken Cameras" is a very personal work, covering the daily struggle of the villagers against illicit settlements, frequent abuse of power and sudden changes in law to address Israeli interests. Polemics aside, we must say that Emad made a lot of 'damage' on Israeli side with his little cameras.