5BrokenCameras

A film co-directed by an Israeli and a Palestinian took home a prestigious International Emmy Monday night.

“5 Broken Cameras” was named best documentary at the 41st annual International Emmy Awards, presented in New York. The film, which was nominated for an Oscar last year, is the brainchild of Israeli Guy Davidi and Palestinian Emad Burnat.

Haaretz reported this week that Burnat is claiming to be the first Palestinian ever to win the honor.

The film charts the first years of Burnat’s life as a new father. Set in the West Bank village of Bil’in, much of the movie focuses on Israel’s controversial security fence.

The documentary title comes from the number of cameras smashed in the process of filming.

“5 Broken Cameras” has been screened at a number of international film festivals, including Sundance. It won last year’s best Israeli documentary at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

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