Take Action Around '5 Broken Cameras'
- Join online conversations about the film at pbs.org/pov/5brokencameras.
- Create opportunities for informal interfaith, intercultural and/or interracial conversations. For example, establish a partnership between a synagogue and a mosque and arrange for small groups from each institution to share a meal and get to know one another.
- Hold a teach-in on the fence and the settlements that are featured in the film. Include Israeli and Palestinian sources, as well as sources from human rights and legal observers, the United Nations, the U.S. government and others involved in peace negotiations. Consider asking people who are firmly on one side of the conflict to read and summarize sources from the other side.
- Document a protest or political action in your community. Reflect on the challenges of capturing on camera an accurate sense of the event from a variety of perspectives. Compare your experience with the experience presented in 5 Broken Cameras.
- Use a screening and discussion of 5 Broken Cameras to kick off a seminar on nonviolent resistance.
Get informed about the issues in the film and lead a discussion in your community.
This guide is an invitation to dialogue. It is based on a belief in the power of human connection, designed for people who want to use 5 Broken Cameras to engage family, friends, classmates, colleagues and communities. In contrast to initiatives that foster debates in which participants try to convince others that they are right, this document envisions conversations undertaken in a spirit of openness in which people try to understand one another and expand their thinking by sharing viewpoints and listening actively.
This list of fiction and nonfiction books, compiled by Penny Talbert and Rebecca Zinner of Ephrata Public Library, provides a range of perspectives on the issues raised by the POV documentary 5 Broken Cameras.