Five Broken Cameras: TMFilmNight


Announcing our May screening!

Tauranga Monthly Film Nights
in collaboration with
Trade Aid Tauranga

                              FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS

7.00pm Friday May 27th
Wesley Centre, 100 Thirteenth Avenue
Entry $8.00 cash only at door includes light refreshments
To assist with seating and catering, RSVPs to: would be greatly appreciated!

Guest Speakers: Roger Fowler (Kia Ora Gaza)
Dolores Flynn-Edge (Amnesty Tauranga Moana)
Jane Lyle (Trade Aid Tauranga)

Trade Aid Tauranga will have fairtrade Palestinian goods available for purchase at the screening.

In 2005 Palestinian villager Emad Burnat bought a camera to chronicle the early life of his newly-born son, Gibreel. At the same time, in his village of Bil’in, the Israelis began bulldozing olive groves to build a barrier to separate the village from a nearby Jewish Settlement; the barrier’s route cut off 60% of Bil’in farmland and the villagers resisted this seizure of their land by the settlers. As time went by and camera after camera was shot or smashed and then replaced, Burnat filmed the villagers’ peaceful, non-violent struggle to keep control of, and access to, their land. He filmed the army and police as they beat and arrested villagers and their supporters. He filmed the settlers as they destroyed Palestinian olive trees and attacked Burnat as he tried to film them. He filmed as the army raided the village in the middle of the night to arrest children. He filmed as he and his friends and brothers were arrested or shot, and some were killed.

Eventually, in 2009, Burnat approached Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi and together the two filmmakers created the deeply personal award-winning film “Five Broken Cameras”, weaving together the films taken by those five broken cameras and the stories that they represent.

Five Broken Cameras was nominated for numerous awards including Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary 2013 and the Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2012. It has won over fifteen awards including the International Emmy award for documentary 2013 and the Directing Award, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2012. The film earned excellent ratings of 8.0 and 95% on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes websites respectively.

Photo0663For more on Five Broken Cameras go to: 5BC Facebook. You can view the trailer here: 5BC Trailer

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Your Tauranga Monthly Film Nights team is: Ron Lopert, Gillian Oakbrook, Ron and Maureen Major. For further information email us at or check out our Facebook Page: TMFN Facebook.



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