A superb, raw and empathic film, narrated and documented through the lense and voice of a local palestinan tuned camera man by default, exposing the absurdity of the israeli colonization over a stretch over time. This maybe a game changer for documentatry genre in places of conflict
A remarkable documentation of hope and resilience, 5 Broken Cameras offers us something rare-- the Palestinian perspective. It is also a study of how the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is inherited throughout the generations, and how that inheritance leads protest to inadvertently become a rite of passage.
“We hope people will put aside pre-judgments... We think it is easy to shut down when watching a film that deals with such pain and controversy, and reduce the experience to a series of binaries: right and wrong, good and bad, Palestinian and Israeli. We urge viewers to set aside these oversimplifications to fully embrace the complexity, beauty, and emotion of the circumstance.”- Davidi and Burnat
"film editors joined together footage from separate demonstrations to make it appear as one event, combining frames of soldiers responding forcefully to violent demonstrators with frames of peaceful protesters beating a retreat, the editors create the impression that the Israeli soldiers initiated the violence rather than in response to stones hurled at them by demonstrators. " propaganda to fool people.
One can't help but feel a little outrage at the Israeli barrier wall and the land grab that went with it in the name of protecting 'settlers'. When the long oppressed become the bullying oppressors themselves one can only assume that power truly does corrupt. While there are many political arguments that can be made one can only see the tragedy in a marginalized people and generation. Top notch documentary.