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Next on POV: 5 Broken Cameras

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5 Broken Cameras premieres August 26, 2013 at 10 PM on PBS stations. (Check local listings.) The film will be available for streaming on the POV website from August 27, 2013 to September 25, 2013.

Nominated for an Oscar®, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. Palestinian Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, shot the film and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi co-directed. The filmmakers follow one family’s evolution over five years, witnessing a child’s growth from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him. The film is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production.

After the broadcast, you can visit the 5 Broken Cameras companion site to download a discussion guide, go behind the lens with the filmmakers, learn more about the 5 cameras, and find out what’s happened since the events of the film.

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POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Joe

    Everyone should view this Oscar nominated documentary. It has opened my eyes and changed everything I thought about Palestine. I have lost all faith and trust in Israel, the Army, the government and the people for allowing this to continued madness of domination. It needs to end NOW. No more takeover of lands, no more tearing up olive trees. The Army acts like government sponsored gangsters.

  • R. heuberger

    Re Aug 19 and Aug.26, “5 Broken Cameras. Missing was the history, background and context so essential to a documentary. Saddest was the manipulation of the beautiful little boy, Jabreel. He was taught hatred all of his young life. He often looked confused and detached, even, saying at one point, “Daddy leave me alone.” I guess Daddy forgot to edit that out. Sad situation when death is embraced rather than life. If not for the intransigence of their leaders, there could have been a Palestinian state long ago. R.Heuberger, Gt. Barrington

  • no fool

    I put a comment yesterday which was taken off! so here again pay attention, all israeli soldiers and supposetly surgeons show no face and unfortunatly it is a very cheaply staged production involving a camera that miraclouly is there when the little boy wonders why his dad is not killing the soldiers with nife(!) and also when there is a private talk going between a husbad and wife in their bed room!