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Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Nominees: 5 Broken Cameras

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Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

In 2005, Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat purchased a video camera to capture the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel. That camera, along with four others that would see destruction, created the foundation for a coursing documentary that bravely chronicles the denizens of Bi’lin—a small Palestinian farming town—as they form a peaceful resistance against the Israeli army’s attempt to encroach upon their land.

Progressing over five years, 5 Broken Cameras invokes the personal evolution of Burnat’s family in its sobering depiction of the persistent upheaval in Bi’lin, with Gibreel’s tainted youth set as the film’s emotional backdrop. Burnat adds another layer of provocation to the storyline with his decision to nab Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi as co-director.

  • 5 Broken Cameras is the first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards
  • Burnat and Davidi won the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
  • 5 Broken Cameras is Burnat’s debut feature documentary and Davidi’s second feature (Interrupted Streams)

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Sundance Institute Piloting Direct Individual Support for Mediamakers Through the Sundance Institute | Humanities Sustainability Fellowship

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic upended life in general, and halted production and distribution for many creatives, the nonfiction field was plagued by issues of sustainability. For several years, sustainability has been an urgent and vigorous topic of study, debate, and organizing, as more and more filmmakers find it difficult, if not impossible, to make a living solely on the basis of their creative work. 

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