Israeli filmmakers call to snub Jerusalem festival after docu on Rabin’s assassin pulled | i24news. Published June 17th 2015:
Israeli filmmakers are understood to be considering withdrawing en masse from participation in the Jerusalem Film Festival, following its organizers decision to comply with the demand of Culture Minister Miri Regev to nix the documentary film “Beyond the Fear” about Yigal Amir, the murderer of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, local media reported.
The hawkish Regev, who has generated widespread controversy in recent days over her pronouncements about funding culture and about Israeli-Arab theaters, said the festival would be held without support or funds from the government if the film was shown. Organizers agreed to have a special screening a few days prior to the festival. But “Beyond the Fear” will still take part in the festival’s official competition, Ynet reported… Read more:
A comment by the producer of ” Beyond the Fear” Guntis Trekteris and his team will be published tomorrow.
Director Avi Mograbi (“Avenge but One of My Two Eyes”, “Happy Holiday Mr. Mograbi”) wrote: “I promise to not submit my next movie to the Jerusalem Film Festival. A management that does not fearlessly defend its content selection, even if it means resigning – I have no reason to believe that next time they won’t compromise in advance. Nor do I know that they will defend my movie if need be.”