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on 9 February 2014
This is a wonderful documentary of how the occupation of Palestine affects and oppresses ordinary people and in turn inspires extraordinary accts of peaceful resistance. If ever you want to watch just one film to see the effects of the Israeli occupation, watch this one.
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on 29 May 2014
5 Broken Cameras DVD It was an excellent though very disturbing film. I have passed it on and recommended it to various people who are interested in the Palestine conflict.
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on 5 September 2013
Living in a small Palestinian village fighting for your rights is pretty futile, as this documentary clearly shows. The Israeli Government will build Israeli settlements on your land, next to your village. They build fences and walls to divide and separate you. The Israeli settlers hate you and are happy to take whatever little you have left. The police & military do nothing to help - they tear gas you and fire live rounds at you should you demonstrate, they'll even take your children in the night! These are not terrorists but simple village folk. One man manages to capture Israel's true colours.
However, this village shows an unbreakable spirit under what is the totally immoral and bullying state of Israel. This is what the Nazis did initially to the Jews, and so after suffering that, and far worse of course, how could they treat a neighbour so wickedly and with such a lack of compassion?
This is a good film that is sure to raise even more awareness of the plight of the Palestinians under Jewish rule.
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on 17 February 2014
a non- sensationalist true account of life under Israeli occupation- watch it and weep for the injustices inflicted daily on ordinary families
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on 27 November 2014
I must confess to never having been really moved by the Palestinian conflict. It seems to me that there is fault on both sides and both countries just need to move towards peace. I watched a documentary a while back which showed a Palestinian family teaching their kids from birth to abhor Jews which is just so wrong however badly they have been treated by the Israelis over the decades.

Having said that, it is impossible not to be moved by this documentary and also to learn so much about the current conflict. To see Palestinians having their lands forcibly removed was heart-wrenching and watching their impotent protests was powerfully emotive. I challenge anyone not to have their views changed or reinforced by this film.

This is a must watch documentary. It's beautifully made with a wonderful symmetry and poetry which is extremely rare in film making.
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on 11 October 2013
Describes in some graphic detail what goes on the other side of the wall/separation barrier on the "occupied territories" AKA Judea,Samaria.This is now an ongoing weekly almost ritual where internationals and Palestinians confront the Israeli army . i have been there many times but many years before the wall was erected.When things were relatively peaceful. The struggle is recorded by both sides but i have never seen any live ammunition,or rubber bullets or tear gas or any other munitions being used by the Palestinians,throwing rocks is the most aggressive opposition,and yes rocks can kill if they hit you on the head but the Israeli's are mostly well protected and in armored vehicles the majority of the time when not rampaging through the villages of a night.Now surrounded by settlements on every side almost life must be unbearable but no one lies down to the occupation of the land,except for a few colorful individuals seen on the film who do lie down confronting the soldiers and many of whom have been shot or and detained,young and old alike.the International Court of Justice at the Hague ruled in 2004 that Israel's construction of the Wall violated international law. Not all Israeli's agree with what their government is doing or the other Jewish people or oppose the villagers in the village as many want peace,and justice too.It may be a little one sided but this is what goes on when you are there and standing on that side of the wall.I am sure Emad has now gone through more than 5 cameras but it gives a glimpse of life on the other side,one you rarely see on the news.
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on 7 February 2014
This is yet another piece of evidence that if Gandhi had been Palestinian, Israel would have murdered him, ruthlessly. Period.
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on 21 December 2014
For a photographer who has spent years on the ground in Israel and Palestine it genuine and heartbreakinng.
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on 18 December 2013
Not the usual run-of -the-mill by any means. It holds together very well
and perhaps it may not be their cup of tea for some people but after watching
it there some conclusions to be drawn, or at least you may be left with
a desire to 'Google' a few key words...........I'll leave that up to the watcher.
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on 4 March 2014
This documentary is filmed at a steady pace, with commentary by the cameraman Emad, over a five year period. I already knew about many of the things that happen in the occupied territories, illegal building of settlements/appropriation of land, using live ammunition against peaceful demonstrators, arresting children in the middle of the night, settler violence etc.
Knowing it happens is one thing, but to see it unfolding on the screen is still deeply moving.
Two scenes in particular were shocking - the deliberate and point blank shooting in the leg of a Palestinian, by an Israeli soldier whilst he is under arrest, and the murder of one of the key characters - shot whilst peacefully demonstrating against the wall.
What comes across very strongly in the film, is that although the Palestinians are losing both their land and their rights - many Israelis seem to have lost their humanity.

This is an excellent piece of work, that held my attention completely from start to finish. It really does deserve the widest possible audience.
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