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Season 26, Episode 8 5 Broken Cameras

First Aired: August 26, 2013

"5 Broken Cameras" relates the story of Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought a video camera in 2005 to record his and his wife's new baby, and wound up using it to also document his village's protests against Israel's security fence, which cut through the community's farmlands, and the expansion plan of a nearby Israeli settlement. The film takes its name from the number of video cameras that Burnat used. Two were shot; a third broken by a settler; and a fourth damaged in an auto accident.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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