Very well known and famous Indian film director, Mira Nair has turned down an invitation to attend Haifa International Film Festival as a guest of honour to protest Israel’s ‘apartheid’ policy.
“I will not be going to Israel at this time. I will go to Israel when the walls come down. I will go to Israel when occupation is gone,” Nair tweeted.
“I will go to Israel when the state does not privilege one religion over another. I will go to Israel when Apartheid is over,” the 55-year-old director wrote.
Nair also tweeted that she supports ‘Palestine for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) & the larger Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Mov’t.’
Nair said Friday that she had been invited to Israel as a guest of honour at the Haifa International Film Festival with her new film
” The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, an adaptation of the Mohsin Hamid novel of the same name which boasts Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber among its stars.
The movie revolves around a Pakistani’s love and subsequent disillusionment with America in the post 9/11 era.