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Alert: 6th & 8th Nov - Protest BFI & BAFTA hosting apartheid Israel sponsored film festival


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29 October 2014

29th October 2014, www.inminds.com

On the heels of Israel's recent genocidal slaughter of Gaza, which according to the UN left 521 Palestinian children dead, Israel is launching the latest chapter of its "brand Israel" project, whereby culture is used to whitewash the war crimes of an apartheid state founded on the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people and occupation of their land; the Israeli government through its London embassy is sponsoring a film festival in the UK - UK Jewish Film Festival.

Whilst we welcome independent Jewish film making, we oppose this festival because it has gone out of its way to seek Israeli embassy patronage as was revealed when The Tricycle Theatre volunteered to replace Israeli embassy funding of the festival with its own money, which the JFF rejected revealing the political agenda behind the festival.

The opening Gala which the Israeli ambassador is expected to attend is being shamefully hosted by the British Film Institute (BFI) on 6th Nov 2014. This is followed by a gala shamefully hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on 8th Nov 2014.

We picketed last years Israeli embassy sponsored JFF and we will again be picketing it this year. Please join us as we protest outside the BFI on Thursday 6th Nov & outside the BAFTA on Sat 8th Nov. We will demand that both the BFI and BAFTA respect the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel and stop its complicity in this whitewashing of apartheid. We will give out leaflets to the public and talking to them about boycotting 'brand Israel'. Please join us!





DATE: Thursday 6th Nov 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
LOCATION: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT - nearest stations are Waterloo (South Bank exit), Embankment and Charing Cross (cross Hungerford Bridge to reach the South Bank)
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/890783107600529/

 




DATE: Saturday 8th Nov 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
LOCATION: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN - nearest tube: Green Park & Piccadilly Circus
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/328091014051127/

PLACARD, LEAFLET & BANNER DESIGNS




Leaflet design (front)



Leaflet design (back)



Brand Israel can't hide Israel's War Crimes - banner design



"As a filmmaker of Jewish background I fully support the Tricycle Theatre's position
[to boycott the UK Jewish Film Festival whilst it's sponsored by the Israeli embassy]"
~ Lenny Abrahamson, Acclaimed Film Director - A2 Placard design



"We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine, and support their call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel"
~ Danny Glover, Acclaimed Actor & Film Director - A2 Placard design



"I was just invited to Israel as a guest of honour at the Haifa International Film Festival.. I will not be going to Israel at this time.
I will go to Israel when the walls come down. I will go to Israel when occupation is over. I will go to Israel when apartheid is over. I will go to Israel, soon.
I stand with the [Palestinian campaign] for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and the larger Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement."
~ Mira Nair, Acclaimed Film Director & Producer - A2 Placard design



"The massacres and state terrorism in Gaza make the showcasing of Israeli films in various sections of international film festivals unacceptable"
~ Ken Loach, Acclaimed British filmmaker - A2 Placard design

 


PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS CULTURAL BOYCOTT PICKETS: 15th June 2014 - Seret at BAFTA



Picketing Seret film festival outside BAFTA 15th June 2014


Picketing Seret film festival outside BAFTA 15th June 2014

PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS CULTURAL BOYCOTT PICKETS: 16th June 2014 - Seret at SWISS COTTAGE ODEON CINEMA



Picketing Seret film festival outside Swiss Cottage Odeon Cinema 16th June 2014


Picketing Seret film festival outside Swiss Cottage Odeon Cinema 16th June 2014

PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS CULTURAL BOYCOTT PICKETS: 22th June 2014 - Seret at CINE LUMIERE



Picketing Seret film festival outside Cine Lumiere 22th June 2014


Picketing Seret film festival outside Cine Lumiere 22th June 2014

PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS CULTURAL BOYCOTT PICKETS: 6th Nov 2013 - UK JFF at SWISS COTTAGE ODEON CINEMA



Picketing UK Jewish Film Festival, Swiss Cottage Odeon Cinema 6th Nov 2013


Picketing UK Jewish Film Festival, Swiss Cottage Odeon Cinema 6th Nov 2013


LIVE UPDATES DURING PROTEST

We will, inshAllah, be tweeting live from the protest with live photos being uploaded to our twitter and facebook page. So if you can't join us on the day, please help us by sharing the photos as they get uploaded.

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JazakAllah,

Abbas Ali
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