Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "5 Broken Cameras"

Monday, February 11, 2013

Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, co-directors of the new documentary "5 Broken Cameras," discuss the difficulties of making a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, co-directors of the new documentary "5 Broken Cameras"


Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

Comments [13]


I watched the movie. It is pretty boring.

Two comments in relation to what was said on BL show:

1. Not everything in the movie was shot by Emad Burnat. There is a scene where he is on the ground after he had an accident riding a tracktor and taken to Israeli hospital. Obviously he did not shoot them.

2. Similarly, there are many photographers in Bilin. As the matter of fact, there are no Palestinian protests without camera. I believe that much of footage came from others, not Mr. Burnat, who now claims it as his own.

Feb. 11 2013 08:21 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Another great piece of propaganda created, of course, by a LEFTIST Jew and his Arab partner in truth distortion.

Feb. 11 2013 11:47 AM

...sounds like a great film!!

Thanks for your brave perspective!

Feb. 11 2013 11:45 AM
Elaine from Baltimore

Emad complains the Israelis only talk about security, not peace. Seriously? First you have to know you can survive peace, so yes, security first.

Feb. 11 2013 11:45 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Under the ruling of the League of Nations in 1922, which came 23 years before the creation of the UN, "Palestine" is Jewish land! And remains Jewish land until a peace treaty comes about ceding land for a new state in Judah, Samaria and Gaza.

Feb. 11 2013 11:44 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

The "occupation" and settlements will end when the conflict ends. How does the conflict end? It ends when the Arabs recognize Israel as the Jewish state, and in the peace treaty a Palestinian state is born and then there can be no settlement on Palestinian land. But there is no Palestinian land until there is a Palestinian state. And the only way that can happen is for a peace treaty recognizing Israel as the JEWISH STATE.

Ending the "occupation" can only be done by ending the war, in a peace treaty where two state for two people fully recognize each other's right to exist. Until that day, the ruling of the League of Nations that gave all of Palestine to the Jews for settlement remains legally in force.

Feb. 11 2013 11:42 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

I cannot wait to check this out..

Feb. 11 2013 11:41 AM

"Disputed land"? Even by Brian's standard that's rich. I guess he has a narrative to perpetuate.
In the rest of the truth of the situation is told without the US type spin.

Feb. 11 2013 11:38 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Let's make something clear. IN 1922, at San Remo, the Council of the League of Nations ruled that Jews may settle on all lands not privately owned by Arabs in Palestine. That is how most towns in what became Israel were built. They were built on wastelands and state lands as the League of Nations permitted in 1922. There was no Palestinian state> There is no Palestinian land. The only Arab land is privately owned land, not state land nor wasteland. That is the legal basis of the existence of Israel. Otherwise Jews would have no right to live anywhere there, nor have a state anywhere there either.

Feb. 11 2013 11:37 AM

Aw, c'mon!!! EVERYONE knows that Israel can do whatever the hell they want to...

...they're G_d's chosen, after all!!

Feb. 11 2013 11:36 AM
Asaf soof from Union Sq

Again Palestinians complain about the Israelis when their true grief is with their Arab "berethern" in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt the Gulf who treat to the Palestinians as third class citizens. They have no rights to move, work or own lands and if they protest they are being treated in the typical "Arab" treatment (i.e. Libya, Syria and more). In all if we are honest I prefer there is a wall rather the Arabs wining in 1948 or 1967 and slaughtering the Jewish population (i.e. I would not be alive today). Between these two options the situation today is the least of two evils. Worse off PA leaders waste their money on more militant action rather treating their people to medical facilities and schools. They, as the leaders of the countries around Israel treat the PA as pawns.

Feb. 11 2013 11:35 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

"On September 5, 2007, the Israeli Supreme Court legalized the Israeli settlement of Mattityahu East, a new neighborhood of Modi'in Illit, built on land that the Palestinians claim belongs to Bil'in, and Israel claims belongs to the state.[11][12][13] Bil'in vowed to continue its resistance and offered support to other villages facing similar problems.[14] The wall separates the village from 60 percent of its farmland.[citation needed]"

According to the ruling of the League of Nations, 1922:

*Article 6.*

"The Administration of Palestine (Great Britain), while ensuring that the rights and position of other sections of the population are not prejudiced, shall facilitate Jewish immigration under suitable conditions and shall encourage, in co-operation with the Jewish agency referred to in Article 4, close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes."

He claims that the land belongs to the village of Bilin but the ISraeli Supreme Court ruled in 2007, after years of investigation, that it is STATE LANDS, not village lands, and in accordance to the ruling of the original League of Nations's Mandate, is permitted for Jewish settlement.

Feb. 11 2013 11:33 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Sad but true, the easiest way an Israeli can make money in the movie industry today is to make an anti-Israel screed. The Jewish audience is tiny whereas Muslim audiences are vast and eat this stuff up. Left wing Jews even more so. The only way an Israeli film can ever make it to the academy awards is to be anti-Israel.
But this is not too surprising as the Left is always anti-Israel as well as being anti-American. That's the sad state we live in today.
The Left is in control of all cultural venues.

Feb. 11 2013 11:05 AM

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