Celebrated director Percy Adlon attends International film festival in Israel despite letter by Israeli group calling him to boycott event
Shortly before catching a flight to Israel, German director Percy Adlon received a letter from Israeli group Boycott! Support the Palestinian BDS Calls from Within, which advocates a boycott of Israeli institutions and events under their sponsorship.
In the letter, Adlon was asked to cancel his scheduled trip to theJewish state, due to its government's policy toward the Palestinians.
However, Adlon did not comply, and arrived in Israel in order to attend the EPOS International Art Film Festival, which opened Wednesday in cinematheques across the country.