Co-presented with Just Peace Advocates, Sunday September 25 at 530 PM ET in Toronto live or virtually on line.
BOYCOTT W/ BLACKLISTED
- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022
- 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
In-theatre: 5:30 PM at TIFF BELL LIGHT BOX Toronto ON
Online Launch: 5:30 PM Canada-Wide
Online screening will be available for on-demand viewing until September 28, 2022.
2021 – United States
Over the past six years, unbeknownst to most Americans, 33 states passed laws intending to silence boycott and other nonviolent measures aimed at pressuring Israel on its human rights record. These dangerous bills remove the legal protection that has been awarded to boycotts for generations, granting governments the power to condition jobs on political viewpoints.
As this wave of anti-boycott legislation has swept through the country, so has a counter-wave in defense of freedom of speech. Everyday Americans are challenging these laws for their constitutionality in a nation-wide battle likely to go all the way to the Supreme Court.
With full access to the plaintiffs and in revelatory moments with elected officials, Boycott chronicles one of the most consequential First Amendment battles of the past few decades and investigates the question – how did we get here?
Followed By Q&A with director Julia Bacha
2020 – Palestine, Poland
Arabic, Hebrew, with English Subtitles
A Palestinian man is being interrogated for crossing the border under the suspicion of being a terrorist, while his true intentions remain hidden.
Motaz Malhees, Yara Jarrar, Mohammad Bakri, Ashraf Dowani