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Honors Project

University Scholars Director

Dr. Jeff Keuss

First Advisor/Committee Member

Dr. Susan VanZanten

Second Advisor/Committee Member

Dr. Christine Chaney


narrative, memory, resistance, West Bank Barrier


This paper examines the theories of Homi K. Bhabha, a major figure in contemporary post-colonial study. His work on hybridity, mimicry, and counter-narrative helps to illuminate the documentary film Five Broken Cameras, which shows five years in the life of Palestinian farmer, Emad Burnat, under Israeli occupation in the West Bank. The film is shown to be a performative counter-narrative representing Palestinian national becoming.


A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Scholars Program.


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