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I Signed the Petition Mahdi Fleifel

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Summer 2017: the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) urges Radiohead to cancel a planned concert in Tel Aviv. In Palestine, a man signs the petition but is immediately filled with doubts, which he discusses over the phone with a Palestinian friend in London. Together, they unpack the meaning of public support for a cultural boycott of Israel. How effective is it? What are the risks of supporting it? Starting from a simple set-up in which we have only the voices of the two friends to guide us, Mahdi Fleifel examines the methods used in the struggle against Israeli apartheid. After the superb A World Not Ours and Xenos, the director returns to the RIDM with an equally sensitive exploration of the Palestinian condition today.

I Signed the Petition

  • Country : United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : English
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 10 MIN
  • Cinematography : Mahdi Fleifel
  • Editing : Michael Aaglund
  • Production : Patrick Campbell, Mahdi Fleifel
  • Sound Design : Dario Swade
Filmography of Mahdi Fleifel :

A World Not Ours (2012)
Xenos (2014)
A Man Returned (2016)
A Drowning Man (2017)

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