5 Broken Cameras

Palestine. Important Movie.
This is the reason to go to SIFF films. A guy has his first kid and so he buys a video camera. Just so happens he lives in the West Bank, in a village that the Government is grabbing up pieces of to build settlements, and there are a lot of street protests. Our guy ends up documenting just how this is done, the small bore daily grind of being occupied, and the protests. The title refers to the number of cameras taken out during protests. He left in a lot of the footage that every proud father in the world makes of their kids. Birthday parties, that sort of thing. Then very polite Israeli Army guys politely ordering people off their land. I have a maxim that injustice makes people crazy. Marion and I agreed to leave early, just because we could see where things were headed and could not bear to watch.