I Signed the Petition (United Kingdom,Germany,Switzerland)

I Signed the Petition

I Signed the Petition

  • Mahdi Fleifel

Synopsis

Should Radiohead play their Tel Aviv concert that has become a watershed event among the community of their fans, or should they support and eventually help the boycott promoted by the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Movement? Plagued by anguish after having signed a petition asking Thom Yorke’s band not to play in Israel, the signer decides to drop a call to a Palestinian friend living in London. Answering the tortured questions of his faraway friend at the other end of the phone, he ironically seems to shrug off most of the concerns, minimizing the other’s anxieties. But as the conversation goes on, the political temperature rises, and the conversation becomes more focused. A debate ensues about what it means being Palestinian, how signing a petition may get you in the crosshairs of different control systems and the effectiveness of today’s political actions. A film based on a very simple idea but executed in an extremely precise way. A Kammerspiel without bodies or actors, made only with voices that try to come to terms with the contradictions and hypocrisies of post-modern politics.

Giona A. Nazzaro

Length: 10'
Country: United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland
Year: 2018
Language(s): English
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition: 2018
VdR award(s): Prix du Jury des Jeunes Mémoire Vive – Court métrage le plus innovant VdR2018, Mention Spéciale – Jury Compétition Internationale Moyens et Courts métrages VdR2018

Production

Patrick Campbell (Nakba FilmWorks)

Sales Contact

Patrick Campbell
Nakba FilmWorks
patrick@nakbafilmworks.com
Tel. +4407852840462

Screenings

Language(s):  English
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Su 15 April
  • 20:45
Salle Colombière

Followed by a discussion

  • Mo 16 April
  • 13:45