"5 Broken Cameras took me by surprise. What had initially seemed like a harrowing but straightforward documentary became increasingly layered with ground-level human detail, and ended as a very moving experience: you’re no longer looking at two sides of a conflict, but at life, ongoing even under conditions of the greatest hardship and oppression. And for me, the fact that it was made by a Palestinian and an Israeli filmmaker, working together, is inspiring.”

Martin Scorsese


Since its inception, Greenhouse has trained more than 200 filmmakers from the region, empowering them to use film as a catalyst for creating more open and just societies. GH's reputation holds such regard that top industry figures consistently attend it's pitching forums to gain access to the best documentaries emerging from the region.


The core elements that makeup Greenhouse have proven to be a winning combination, and the results speak for themselves: Of 143 film concepts subjected to the full GH process, 39 films have been completed, one film was nominated for the Oscars and won an International Emmy Award, and an additional 30% are in advanced stages of production. This is an extraordinarily high completion rate for a documentary development program, and a reflection of our enormous investment in ensuring that our films get developed and funded. 

GH films, such as Those Who Said No, 10949 Women, On the Way to SchoolA Film Unfinished and 5 Broken Cameras, explore a rich diversity of socially relevant issues and have had a concrete and lasting impact in the region and around the world.