Israeli director blasts boycott

Tali Shalom-Ezer told media she would attend the Edinburgh International Film Festival, but reproached Ken Loach as a "racist."

May 25, 2009 11:44
Israeli director blasts boycott

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An Israeli filmmaker said she would attend a Scottish film festival despite threats of a boycott. Ken Loach, a prominent British film director, had called for a boycott of the Edinburgh International Film Festival after it accepted an Israeli government grant to fly Tali Shalom-Ezer to the festival to screen her film, Surrogate. The festival returned the money to Israel, but offered to fund Shalom-Ezer's flight at its own expense. Loach said he had no problem with individual Israeli filmmakers attending. On Thursday, Shalom-Ezer told media she would attend the festival, but reproached Loach as a "racist" and expressed concern that the controversy would keep festival-goers from attending the screening of her film.

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