Mira Nair Boycotts Israel film festival

Another cultural leader stands up against Israel by participating in the boycott.

Internationally-acclaimed director of Salaam Bombay! and Monsoon Wedding, Mira Nair, has refused an invitation to take her latest film to Israel due to Israel's continued crimes against the Palestinians.

In a series of tweets, 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 Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the larger Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

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