Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
Filmmakers representing more than half the Brazilian short films have withdrawn their films in response to the call from Palestinian queers to boycott TLVFest over its role in pinkwashing Israel's crimes. A total of 19 filmmakers and producers withdrew from TLVFest this year.
Queer filmmakers stand in solidarity with queer Palestinians calling to boycott TLVFest over its role in pinkwashing Israel's crimes. A webinar coinciding with TLVFest opening night features filmmakers joining Queer Cinema for Palestine.
Artists and directors from Brazil, France and Pakistan announce their withdrawal from this year's Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival following calls from Palestinian LGBT collective "Pinkwatching Israel" and human rights activists around the world.