In conjunction with the Leeds Palestinian Film festival and Pax Christi in the Leeds Diocese, we have agreed to host a screening of the final film in this year’s film festival. This will take place on Friday 9th December at Wheeler Hall. Doors open at 6pm.
The film we will show is called Boycott. After the film there will be the opportunity for discussion and there will be a short input from Ben Jamal. He spoke and did the Q&A at the UK premiere of Boycott in London. He is the chairperson of national PSC.
We are also hoping to have a number of stalls selling Palestinian goods. Doors will open at 6pm and refreshments will be available until the film starts at 6:30pm
Boycott traces the impact of state legislation in the USA designed to penalise individuals and companies that choose to boycott Israel due to its human rights record. A legal thriller with “accidental plaintiffs” at the centre of the story, Boycott is a bracing look at the far-reaching implications of anti-boycott legislation and a tale of everyday Americans standing up to protect their rights in an age of shifting politics and threats to freedom of speech.
Not worried about this as it is about the USA? Then WAKE UP – the UK Government currently have legislation going through Parliament to enact some similar measures here!
Entry to the film is on a pay as you feel basis.
Not able to make this date? – take a look at the festival trailer to see if any of the other films might be of interest.
View Festival Trailer
Book a Place
Last year the film we showed played to a full house – so booking a place is recommended. Booking is via an Eventbrite page (no payment is necessary-there will be a voluntary collection when you come to see the film) – just follow this link: