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Filmmakers representing more than half the Brazilian short films have withdrawn their films in response to the call from Palestinian queers to boycott TLVFest over its role in pinkwashing Israel's crimes.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.
John Greyson, a prominent Canadian filmmaker, has recently turned down an offer to premiere his film Fig Trees at the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, in support of BDS. Greyson is a member of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. He cites Israeli Apartheid Week as one of the main reasons for his boycott action.