Filmmakers Behind '5 Broken Cameras’ Launch Crowdsourcing Campaign to Screen Film at Israeli Schools

Filmmaker Guy Davidi is spearheading a crowdsourcing campaign to bring the documentary "5 Broken Cameras" to Israeli schools

The filmmakers behind the Palestinian-Israeli documentary “5 Broken Cameras” are launching a crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo to help bring the film to Israeli schools, the filmmakers announced Wednesday.

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Spearheaded by the film’s co-director, Guy Davidi, the campaign is being created to put pressure on the Israeli ministry to accept “5 Broken Cameras” into the educational ministry's 2013 cultural program.      

Davidi is also developing a plan to raise awareness about the film among teachers in schools and youth centers outside of the formal national program.

Recently shortlisted for the Academy Awards in the best documentary category, “5 Broken Cameras” is the true story of a Palestinian farmer and cameraman, Emad Burnat (left), who documented six years of non-violent protests in his West Bank village, Bil'in, using cameras he used until they were broken by soldiers.

Joined by international and Israeli peace activists, Burnat became a symbol and model for positive resistance in the conflicted region.

The film has played internationally, including at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.