Mideast Israel Critical Cinema

January 3, 2013 - 12:33 PM
ADVANCE FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2012 file photo a protestor waves a Palestinian flag in front of Israeli troops during a protest against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah. A film made by Bilin resident and amateur filmmaker Emad Burnat has been shortlisted for an Oscar. The film “5 Broken Cameras,” features footage shot by Burnat, who bought a camera to film home videos but ended up documenting six years of family life on the backdrop of weekly Palestinian demonstrations against the building of Israel’s separation barrier through Bilin. Two Israeli-produced documentaries about the conflict have been shortlisted for nomination in this year’s Academy Awards. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)