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Oscar contender on West Bank irks many

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(Associated Press) An Oscar-nominated documentary about this West Bank hamlet has managed to infuriate people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide.

In Israel, some are asking why the government helped fund a film so scathing in its criticism of its own policies, while Palestinians are shocked that the film is winning accolades for being “Israeli.”

“Five Broken Cameras” is the story of a yearslong struggle by residents of Bilin to wrest their village lands back from Israel’s military.

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