Screen shot from "5 Broken Cameras" documentary

A documentary the filmmakers describe as a “deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance” in a West Bank village threatened by Israeli settlements, which is short-listed for an Academy Award, is streaming now for free through January 6.

Alive Mind Cinema has posted it on their website. The film consists almost entirely of footage shot by a Palestinian farmer named Emad Burnat.

“I’ve lived through so many experiences,” Burnat says. “They burn in my head like a hot flame. Pain and joy, fears and hope are all mixed together. I’m losing. The old wounds don’t have time to heal. New wounds will cover them up. So I film to hold onto my memories.”

He lays out his cameras in a line and says, “These are my five cameras. Every camera is an episode in my life.” The documentary is about each of these “episodes.”

To view click on this link, create a login, verify by your login information and then enter your password and watch the film. It’s only available for a limited time, but if you can make time to watch it tonight or Saturday, it is well worth it.