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Ali Abunimah | Electronic Intifada | 19 July 2013

Monsoon Wedding director Mira Nair boycotts Israel film festival

 Mira Nair, the internationally-acclaimed director of Salaam Bombay! and Monsoon Wedding, has refused an invitation to take her latest film to Israel, citing the Palestinian call for cultural boycott.

In a series of tweets today, Nair made the following statement:

I was just invited to Israel as a guest of honor at the Haifa International Film Festival with “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” 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 gone. I will go to Israel when the state does not privilege one religion over another. 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 (PACBI) and the larger Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

Official trailer of The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mira Nair’s tweets

on Twitter

  1. I stand w/ Palestine for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) & the larger Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Mov't. (5/5)

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  2. I will go to Israel, soon. (4/5)

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  3. I will go to Israel when the state does not privilege one religion over another. I will go to Israel when Apartheid is over. (3/5)

     Retweeted by Ali Abunimah
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  4. 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 gone. (2/5)

     Retweeted by Ali Abunimah
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  5. I was just invited to Israel as a guest of honor at the Haifa International Film Festival with “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” (1/5)

     Retweeted by Ali Abunimah
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Posted on 20-07-2013


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