Tuesday, November 26, 2013

'5 Broken Cameras' clinches International Emmy Award

Emad Burnat, who co-directed the Oscar-nominated film with Israel's Guy Davidi, is the first Palestinian to win an Emmy. 
 Palestinian director Emad Burnat with his best documentary Emmy.
Producer Christine Camdessus and Palestinian director Emad Burnat with their best documentary award during the 41st International Emmy Awards in New York, November 25, 2013. 
 The Oscar-nominated film "5 Broken Cameras," a chronicle of Palestinian nonviolent resistance co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi, nabbed the best documentary award at the 41st annual International Emmy Awards. Burnat said he is the first Palestinian to win an Emmy. Palestinians “need your support and help,” he was quoted as saying by Variety.
"5 Broken Cameras" was made from footage shot by Burnat, a resident of the Palestinian village of Bil'in, over several years beginning in 2005. It documents the childhood of his son, Gibreel, against the backdrop of the protests the village residents had staged against the construction of the security fence on land that they owned.

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