Emad and Soraya Burnat with their son Jibreel on the red carpet entering the Academy Awards.
(Photo: 5 Broken Cameras)
Congratulations to "Searching for Sugar Man".....And to all other documentaries and films recognized at this years Academy Awards!— 5 Broken Cameras (@5brokencameras) February 25, 2013
The awards have been announced and alas 5 Broken Cameras didn't win the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary (the Oscar went to Searching for Sugar Man). Regardless, Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi's film continues to be an inspiration.
To my village of Bilin and to every village & city in Palestine, the world knows our voice and our struggle now. #Oscar4Palestine Have hope.— 5 Broken Cameras (@5brokencameras) February 25, 2013
5 Broken Cameras was one of two nominated documentaries that focused on the conflict. Also losing out was the Israeli anti-occupation documentary The Gatekeepers, which was based on interviews by six former heads of the Israeli security service, regretting measures Israel has undertaken to enforce the illegal occupation.
Read Emad Burnat's Oscar nominee questionnaire:
Visualizing Palestine created the following graphic for the film: