Interview with Co-Directors of 5 Broken Cameras, Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi are co-directors of an Academy Award nominated documentary feature about a community of farmers who use nonviolent tactics to try to save their land. The community is the village of Bil’in in the West Bank; the farmers are Palestinian and the threat to the land comes from Israeli encroachment for settlement construction and the building of the separation wall. It’s a deeply personal story about one village of many under attack, but it raises the broader question of how any community resists overwhelming force while also attempting to retain some normality in their lives and the lives of their children.

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