While B'nai brith is claiming
that the 2nd Annual Canada Palestine Film Festival, which opens today at
Winnipeg's prestigious Cinematheque theatre, is "about propaganda not art."
Winnipegers must be vigiliant for us all. They are at the vanguard of what is a plan to curb the rights of anyone who might choose to speak against Zionism. (Not to mention that there is a UN resolution against Israel that has been ignored for years now. )
In their press release, B'Nai Brith legal counsel David Matas repeats his annual
claim that "the very title of this year's festival, 'Occupation Will Still Be
Televised,' denotes an attitude that is a priori prejudicial and harmful to
Israel, and blatantly misrepresents the facts on the ground."
It's not a court hearing - it's a film festival.
Film-makers have a right to make documentaries or fiction.
Even when they don't agree with a particular political view, and even when they are Palestinian.