Mira Nair turns down invite to Israel Film Festival as a guest of honour!

Mira Nair

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.

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