Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to the documentary “5 Broken Cameras,” which recently received the World Cinema Directing Award at Sundance.
“Cameras” centers on Palestinian resistance in the West Bank, chronicled by first-time Palestinian director Emad Burnat and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi and filmed from Burnat’s perspective as a Palestinian farm laborer. The pic was shot pver six years using five different video cameras – all destroyed in the process of documenting the family’s life and non-violent Palestinian protests.
Kino Lorber noted that “5 Broken Cameras” continues its support of Palestinian and Israeli productions such as “Ajami” and “Beaufort” that illuminate long-standing issues in the Middle East. The film won a Special Jury and an Audience Award at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam.
Kino Lorber plans to release “5 Broken Cameras” to the theatrical, non-theatrical and educational markets in late summer – before a home video and digital release at the end of the year with TV following.
This acquisition was negotiated between Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber and VP Elizabeth Sheldon and Catherine Le Clef, President of the Paris-based international sales agency CAT&Docs.