Boycott + Q&A

Dir: Julia Bacha
United States / 2021 / 70mins

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Showing from Thu 9 Jun

Price: £12.50 (£10 concessions)

When a news publisher in Arkansas, an attorney in Arizona, and a speech therapist in Texas are told they must choose between their jobs and their political beliefs, they launch legal battles that expose an attack on freedom of speech across America.

The state legislation in question specifically penalises individuals and companies who choose to boycott Israel. As well as following the cases of three impassioned plaintiffs who refuse to give up their right to boycott, Julia Bacha's revealing documentary digs into the history of the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) movement, and takes a look at the far-reaching implications of the increasingly widespread legislation designed to prevent it.

With similar laws tabled in the UK, this is a critical moment for discussion, and we're delighted to welcome director Julia Bacha, director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign Ben Jamal and President of the US/Middle East Project Daniel Levy, for a post-screening Q&A.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.