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An Oscar-nominated documentary about a West Bank hamlet has managed to annoy people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide.

"Five Broken Cameras" is the story of a year long struggle by residents of Bilin, to wrestle their village lands back from Israel's military.

Some Palestinians, featured in the film, are enraged that Israeli officials are pitching it as their movie at the Oscars:

(taxi driver Adib Abu-Rahmeh)

"They say it is an Israeli film, it is not an Israeli film,"

"The people in the movie are Israelis? The people who suffered, who got shot, who were arrested and were harmed are Israelis?"

The movie is partly paid for by Israeli government film funds, despite being highly critical of Israeli government policies towards the Palenstinians.

This is the main cause of the issue.

Even so, others in the troubled area are excited by the attention the Academy Award nomination will bring:

(Kefar Mansour, 31)

"There are no borders for our dreams and our hopes, we want to continue working to get back all of our land, and end the occupation, the movie will be spread all over the world, and we hope it will bring more support for the Palestinian people and for our case, the movie won't free Palestine but our work and struggle will bring back our rights and our land."

"Five Broken Cameras" is nominated in the documentary feature category at the Oscars - which isn't classified by country.

The Academy Awards take place in Los Angeles on February 24th.

Hilary Fox, The Associated Press.

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Bilin, West Bank, 3 February 2013

1. Mid of mosque UPSOUND: (Arabic) call to prayer

2. Pan left from settlement to village near barrier

3. mid of broken cameras

4. Close up of rubber bullets

5. Imam pointing at barrier and settlement in distance

6. Mid of village streets

7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Adib Abu Rahmeh, taxi driver who appeared in film:

"They say it is an Israeli film, it is not an Israeli film, the people in the movie are Israelis? The people who suffered, who got shot, who were arrested and were harmed are Israelis?"

Guy Davidi

8. Film clip - Five Broken Cameras (showing clashes between Israeli troops and protesters)

9. Mid of imam shaking hands with old woman in street

10. Family members seated near house

11. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Kefah Mansour, activist:

"For us there is nothing impossible, there are no borders for our dreams and our hopes, we want to continue working to get back all of our land, and end the occupation, the movie will be spread all over the world, and we hope it will bring more support for the Palestinian people and for our case, the movie won't free Palestine but our work and struggle will bring back our rights and our land."

Guy Davidi

12. Film clip - Five Broken Cameras (showing clashes between Israeli troops and protesters)

 

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