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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:26 PM

Oscar nod for protest film cheers Palestinians

By Noah Browning

RAMALLAH (Reuters) -- Oscar-nominated documentary "5 Broken Cameras" screened for Palestinians for the first time on Monday, leaving locals hopeful that their struggle with Israel for land and statehood will gain a global audience.

The low-cost film is based on five years of amateur camera work by journalist Emad Burnat as he documented weekly protests against land seizures by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers in his village of Bilin in the occupied West Bank.

Neighbors are killed in the protests and demolition equipment mars the landscape while the filmmaker captures his infant son's rapid loss of innocence, heralded by his first words: "wall" and "army."

"This is a film for those who were martyred. It's bigger than me and bigger than Bilin. More than a billion people follow the Oscars and they will know our struggle now," Burnat said after the viewing.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:36 PM

1. Emad Burnat is an Israeli

Where is BDS on this?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:48 PM

2. I don't know..google it. n/t

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