Four filmmakers, judges withdraw from Israeli documentary festival after BDS campaign

Four participants pulled out of a Tel Aviv documentaryfilm festival, citing its ties to theIsraeli government, the most withdrawals seen by any year since the event began.Jury member Cíntia Gil, Danish director Eva Marie Rødbro, as well as a director and an international guest who chose to remain anonymous withdrew themselves and their entries from Docaviv after being individually contacted by theBoycott, Divestment, Sanctions(BDS) campaign.The festival, which took place earlier in September, was targeted by a BDS campaign due to its sponsorship ties to Israel’s ministry of culture and Sports,…

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