Realism caught in “5 Broken cameras”

Posted: March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Introducing 5 broken cameras, once just a loving fathers opportunity to capture the timeless changes and growth of his family transformed into an hour and half documentary that captured the struggle of one village in attempt of a non violent resistance against Israeli forces.

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Emad Burnet, once a simple farmer and father now the first Palestinian nominee of an academy award for best documentary. Emad demonstrates the power of motion picture with the acceptance of its reality the main interesting aspect of this documentary is that all footage was captured from the point of view of a ordinary Palestinian farmer.
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Guy Davidi, was born In Jaffa to a Jewish family. He grew up in Holon South of Tel Aviv, Israel. When he was 10 years old his father died and the family moved to Kfar-Saba, North of Tel Aviv. In his high school years he studied cinema course and started making short films. In the age of 19 he refused doing his obligatory military service in the Israeli Army after being enrolled for 3 months.

From 2003 he became engaged with the Israeli branch of Indymedia and filmed many Video Reports and short documentaries about Israel social and Political issues, many of the documentaries were filmed in the Palestinian Occupied territories, dealing with the Israeli Occupation. In 2005 he studied directing actors in Amir Orian’s “The Room Theater”. From 2005 he has been teaching cinema and video to Israeli artists and activists in private workshops. In 2005 for the creation of his first long documentary he spent 3 months living in the West-Bank village of Bil’in.

Davidi decided it was time the Israeli youth understood this war over land from the victims perspective, after viewing the the response from Israeli students it was clear that cultural and human values came into play, which revealed Ira Rosemans theory of Cognitive appraisal (1984) the cognitive theories that have been developed by psychologists. Like the judgment theories, the cognitive appraisal theories emphasize the idea that the way in which an individual evaluates or appraises the stimulus determines the emotion. These forms of cognitive appraisal encourage notions of emotional construction though Davidi’s actions in spreading the injustice message could be viewed as forms of emotional blackmail, by using the documentary as a depiction of the conflict taking place.

But unlike the judgment theories, the cognitive appraisal theories do not rely on the resources of folk psychology (beliefs, judgments, and so forth). The cognitive appraisal theories also offer a more detailed analysis of the different types of appraisals involved in the emotion process. According to Roseman’s theory, in the first case, the agency appraisal would most likely be circumstance-caused. In the latter case, it would be other-caused. As a result, different emotions would be elicited. Most people have had an experience like this and can see that determining these values would not take any conscious effort. The values are set outside of conscious awareness

 

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