5 Broken Camera Analysis

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5 Broken Cameras is a short documentary, filmed and co-directed by a Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat and his assistant co-producer Guy Davidi, an Israeli citizen. 5 Broken Cameras captures a global dimension while filming the controversial actions of hostile Israeli Armed Forces who march in and dominate ordinary Palestinian farmland including land belonging to Burnat. Through his filming Burnat captures the senseless cruelty imposed on his friends and family members who engage in a variety of peaceful protest. Although he is a Palestine, Burnat remains neutral while he attempts to broaden his stance against these atrocities against his people and his land. His film spoke volume to the impact the Israelis are having on the Palestinian people.…show more content…
How is the film an example of the dangerous work of journalists and documentary filmmakers (the latter are not specifically mentioned in the textbook, but they often work in similar ways as reporters do)? Please use examples from the film in your…show more content…
In his film documentary “5 Broken Cameras,” Film producer, Burnat is often close enough to visually see specific details, such as the whites of their eyes as individuals on both sides of the conflict engage in chaos. He is pushed around, physically hit; he can smell the tear gas, feel the percussion grenades and even has his camera broken from the aggression of the Israeli Soldiers. In the movie, 5 Broken Cameras Burnat is a simple farmer documenting his life experiences, through the film, as he watches his land taken away. But he is not alone in his filming, viewers of this documentary will note other individuals like the “press” as identified by their neon vest. Other supporters, from different nationalities, Americans, can also be seen documenting the daily events of aggressive and hostile Israeli Soldiers lashing out at peaceful, unarmed Palestinian protestors and innocent
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