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Protestors outraged at police ban

By Edmund Kirkwood Last week the Supreme Court upheld a NSW Police ban on a pro-Palestine protest against the opening of the Israeli Film Festival on Oxford Street. The protest went ahead on August 21 despite the ban. The protestors were forced by police to hold the demonstration in Taylor Square rather than their intended […]

Warring film festivals

Against a backdrop of increasing tension over the Israeli invasion of Gaza, the 11th Israeli Film Festival and the 14th Arab Film Festival will overlap during the last two weeks of August. Each festival can expect to be surrounded by controversy, with activist groups from across the political spectrum likely organising protests to contest both. […]

10TH AICE ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL

The Australian Israeli Cultural Exchange (AICE) is proudly bringing the 10th Israeli Film Festival to Sydney. Co-curator Keith Lawrence says that owing to a renaissance of the film industry, US trained Israeli film crews are now producing better quality films. “Four Israeli films have received Oscar nominations in the past six years which has spread […]