Kino picks up 5 Broken Cameras
A documentary about a rural family's life in Israel's West Bank that took top awards at IDFA and Sundance will be distributed in North America by Kino Lorber.
5 Broken Cameras documents villagers' resistance to Israeli forces trying to erect a wall through the territory.
Palestinian director Emad Burnat used six cameras, five of which broke, to document his baby son's childhood but also captured his town's peaceful resistance against Israeli incursion.
Having teamed up with Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi to edit the footage, the pair took the World Cinema Directing Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival and the Special Jury and Audience Awards at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam in November.
Independent distributor Kino Lorber has now acquired the distribution rights to the doc for the US and Canada and will release it to the theatrical, non-theatrical and educational markets in late summer.