Date(s) - 17 May 2018
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Protest at the next screening of the Seret Israeli Film Festival
Thursday 17 May
Both screenings will be at the Duke’s at Komedia in Gardner Street in the North Laine
(not at the Duke of York’s Cinema in Preston Circus)
The SERET London Israeli Film Festival is an Israeli government-sponsored event, ostensibly to showcase Israeli cinema but in reality a cynical exercise in using cinema to try to rehabilitate Israel’s reputation in the UK.
Palestinian civil society have called on us to protest, due to the festival’s heavy sponsorship by the Israeli government and its clear purpose as an attempt at normalisation. Learn more about the case for a cultural boycott of Israel here.
The films being screened at Duke’s @ Komedia may be fantastic films.
That isn’t the point.
The point is that the Seret Festival is being financed, and used, by the Israeli government to ‘art-wash’ Israel’s appalling human rights record, and its long history of flagrant violations of UN resolutions and international law.
Join us outside the venue to protest:
Thursday 17 May – Film starts 6.30pm. Protest from 5.30pm.
We need a big turnout – please join us, and spread the word!