June 12, 2013

Protest the BICOM & Israel Embassy sponsored Israeli Film & Television festival at Hackney Picturehouse

From Facebook
  • The Israeli Film & Television Festival, Seret 2013, promotes itself as "the best in current Israeli film and television". However, its main purpose is to promote Israel, which is clear from the list of sponsors and the nature of the films being shown.

    If you look at the official website for 'Seret 2013' you will find it is co-sponsored by the Israeli embassy, Israel lobby group BICOM and occupation profiteers Golan Heights Winery, see http://www.seret.org.uk/

    Hackney Picturehouse has shamefully decided to...See more

270 Mare StreetE8 1HE London, United Kingdom

  • Please note we will protest every evening @8:15pm from tomorrow, Wed 12:
    Dates: Wed 12th, Thu 13th & Friday 14 June
    Place: Hackney Picturehouse
    Address: 270 Mare Street, Hackney E8 1HE
    Our protests are against the filmwashing of the Israeli apartheid and against its sponsors.
Check out this Jerusalem Post article from last year and you get some idea of the hasbara exercise that this film fest represents:
London is set to host the UK’s first-ever Israeli film festival which kicks off on Thursday with a celebration of work celebrating the contribution that Israeli film and television has made and the diversity of its projects.

Seret, the London Israeli Film & Television Festival, is the brainchild of Odelia Haroush, a former manager of the Ahava cosmetics store in London targeted last year by anti-Israel activists; Anat Koren, editor of Alondon, a popular magazine in Hebrew for London’s extensive Israeli community; and Patty Hochmann, a member of the Israeli Film Academy.

Haroush said she hoped the festival would provide a window to Israeli culture and life and show how Israel’s film and television industry is flourishing.

She said she was motivated after experiencing weekly protests by anti- Israel activists at Ahava.
So the film fest picks up where Ahava left off or was driven off.

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