Palestine’s First Emmy Award

Posted: February 16, 2014 in New Perspectives: Israel/Palestine

International Emmy Awards in New York city has decided to offer the award for the best documentary, to the Palestinian production “5 Broken Camera”, bringing the first ever award for a Palestinian Film. The name of the movie was chosen in order to fit the narrative of the movie, as each camera had a different story but all of them related to the non violent manifestations in West Bank, more exactly in Bil’in.

Released by Kino Lorber, this Palestinian-Israeli-French co production comes with a different version about Israeli governmental orders and captures step by step the destruction of the 5 cameras as well as the Palestinian Land.

“I made this film … to share my story with you and all the world. We want what you want — peace and liberty. We want a good future for our kids so we need your support and your help. Free Palestine,” he concluded. (The Electronic Intifada, 2013)

References:

Haaretz (2013) ‘5 Broken Cameras’ clinches International Emmy Award, Available at: http://www.haaretz.com/culture/arts-leisure/1.560211 (Accessed: 15th February 2014).

Written By Antonia D Hruscovschi

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