Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
Filmmakers representing more than half the Brazilian short films have withdrawn their films in response to the call from Palestinian queers to boycott TLVFest over its role in pinkwashing Israel's crimes. A total of 19 filmmakers and producers withdrew from TLVFest this year.
Queer filmmakers stand in solidarity with queer Palestinians calling to boycott TLVFest over its role in pinkwashing Israel's crimes. A webinar coinciding with TLVFest opening night features filmmakers joining Queer Cinema for Palestine.
While claiming to be “independent of any political agenda”, organiser Oleh! Records boasts of “developing long term objectives and programs for the Israeli Foreign Ministry" and that their “activity directly counters BDS and cultural boycott of Israel”.
Join us for a discussion with Black and Indigenous activists and scholars involved in struggles against racism and settler colonialism from Hawaii to Samoa, First Nations, Black America and Palestine. Moderated by Assistant Professor Noura Erakat.