“5 Broken Cameras” was not only an Academy Award nominee this year for Best Documentary, but also was one of the year’s most talked about and thought provoking films! The film has been lauded by critics around the world, and is truly a groundbreaking piece of art that will serve as a riveting first look into a world that we as Americans know little about.
“The first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for best Documentary Feature by A.M.P.A.S®, the critically-acclaimed 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval. As the years pass in front of the camera, we witness Gibreel grow from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him with the astute powers of perception that only children possess. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify and lives are lost in this cinematic diary and unparalleled record of life in the West Bank.”
Here “The King Of Kamelot” chats LIVE #InTheLab via Spreecast from Tel Aviv, Israel with Academy Award Nominee Guy Davidi to talk about his incredible Oscar nominated film, the controversy surrounding the movie, the reactions and pushback that he has received both at home in Israel as well as in America, what his first Oscars experience was like, and so much more!
Here is Guy Davidi on HuffPost LIVE discussing the controversy and “slander” backlash from “5 Broken Cameras” right before chatting with me: