The movie is set in a Palestinian village with Emad Burnat as the videographer who examines the life of his fellow citizens during the political unrest between Israeli and Palestine.Thesis statement: Atrocities and violation of human rights are unacceptable.Article SummaryEmad Burnat, then a father of four, bought his first camera in 2005 when his fourth born was born. The setting of this movie is based in a Palestinian village near the Bil’in township, his native home. Emad uses his camera as a platform to unite his fellow citizens to becoming witnesses for posterity and publicizing their struggle against the Israeli authorities. The filmed is made over a period of five years using five cameras, each destroyed during the process. In his footage, Emad records some of the fiercest footage of atrocities and assaults committedon the West Bank by the Israeli army and arson on their olive groves by illegal Jewish settlers. In this journey, he is joined by his wife – Soraya – and their fourth born – Gibreel – who interesting enough learns his first words as “cartridge, war and wall.” In a sense, the 5 Broken Cameras appear not be analytical but is polemical where it shows massive scale of injustice and direct experiences of people living under oppression.DiscussionThe 5 Broken Cameras is a vivid reminder of what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict bore in their bitter intractability. The movie serves as a chronicle of endurance and protest that is punctuated by tiny glimmers of hope and violence; basically not what you would expect to persuade someone with a hardened view of this region on thinking again about their perception. However, the interest of human rights and the desire for simple human responsibility makes it hard to watch.Whereas many people would not consider this movie as neutral, the truth is it highly shows the personal view of life for a local in the West Bank village amidst security problems. To some, it may please one to see the significance of praising an eyewitness who gives an account of the political trauma but more importantly, it is how the project claims attention to different audiences worldwide that justifies it as a cinema. Set in a Palestinian local village, the footage taken by Emad Burnatand edited by Guy Davidic shows the kind of advocacy journalism rarely seen today; such a vigorous work of art.The first scene sets in with the residents of Bil’in, the home township of Emad is faced by an outraging bulldozer belonging to the Israeli army clearing their olive groves. This is following the burning of same property by illegal Jewish settlers. Even though this area has seen many cameras take their shots, it is interesting how only his footage captures the best narration and daily life he has to point the audience into an intimate and poignant husband and father.During the shooting, there are encounters with demonstrators and soldiers who would ritualistically attack journalists who they presume are not from their side hence the breaking of Emad’s cameras. There are a lot injuries, Emad sustaining some and many deaths too. The uniqueness of Emad’s work is seen in how cumulative an effect the movie brings as a result of close shots that bring to mind a sense of lost hope, frustration and confusion.Appearing seemingly composed during most of these times, at least one would say for his wife and kids, years past as we see his wife aging and his hair turning gray as he finds a new camera to shoot. Even though it is unclear whether the political crisis between the two countries is to be resolved soon, erecting the wall may or may not be the sort out solution for both camps. However, the film brings out a sense of understanding and influences the audience on their perception about what really goes down when the conflict starts.AnalysisThe major assumption in this shoot is the fact that the problem being faced by the Palestinians is only terrible and unbearable to them. However, if that was the case then it would be reasonable to assume the position of certain international organizations such as the International Criminal Court or the UN taking more actions against Israeli. The other assumption is that it is only Palestine that has been affected by illegal Jewish settlers. The truth is Israeli is also facing the same challenges hence the bombings that have been reported in that country as well. My ideas, or rather perceptions, towards the atrocities and misuse of power to safeguard one nation over the other are unacceptable. In as much as the problem about who owns which part of the land is debatable, there are better ways to handle it and not necessarily war or burning people’s property in the name of creating a wall barrier for protection.In comparison to the U.S. with a country like Mexico on drugs, I would say that the U.S. is probably heading the same direction with President Trump pushing for a wall as a border between the two countries. It is known that Mexico does a lot of business with the U.S. and but there are other problems that come with being neighbors, including illegal immigrants finding their way into the country. As a matter of fact, we may not see the kind of atrocities that is observed in 5 Broken Cameras but we already are experiencing the effect of what is said to be closing the border.ConclusionThe movie 5 Broken Cameras is a clear picture of violation of human rights and atrocities against mankind that should not be allowed to happen regardless of whether one of the countries is more powerful than the other. However, it also beckons the interest of how the society today may have ignored the real issues behind terrorism, and in this case before they actually get to a full-blown situation. Reading through history, we notice that Palestine has – in the past – been associated with terrorism, including women. History also informs us that this has been attributed to such animosities committed against one side of the camp. Hopefully, history will not repeat itself.