Five Broken Cameras is West Bank resident Emad Burnat's chronicle of life in his Palestinian village of Bil'in from 2005 to 2010. Burnat, who serves as narrator, director and cinematographer, documents on video the town's campaign of legal action and weekly demonstrations against the West Bank security fence and Jewish settlements being built on Bil'in's land, as well as the impact of the protest movement on his wife and four young children. The film, which won two awards in November at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, was co-directed by Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi.It's not just the documentary. Israel's own Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that the security fence illegally impeded on Bil'in's land and ordered about two miles of the fence rerouted. It took until 2011 for the IDF to comply, following additional years of protests and successful contempt-of-court lawsuits against the IDF over the delay. In all, Bil'in recovered about 170 acres.
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