More than 150 filmmakers committed to queer and trans liberation have launched Queer Cinema for Palestine.
Responding to calls from Palestinian queers, the filmmakers pledged not to participate in TLVFest, the Israeli government-sponsored LGBT film festival, until Israel ends its oppression of Palestinians, queer and non queer alike.
It's an example of the growing awareness of our interconnected struggles for the liberation of all oppressed peoples and communities.
On the opening night of TLVFest, join us instead for a discussion with queer filmmakers on the importance of this pledge, how Israel's far-right government uses LGBTQIA+ rights to pinkwash its violations of Palestinian rights and the role boycotts have played in liberation struggles.
Syrus Marcus Ware