Israeli Film Director Nadav Lapid continues commenting on The Kashmir Files and India

“In countries that are increasingly losing the ability to speak your mind or speak the truth, someone needs to speak up”

(Right side) Israeli Film Director Nadav Lapid

Panjim (Goa) – “I knew that this was an event that is terribly connected to the country, and everyone stands there and praises the Government. It is not an easy position, because you are a guest. I am the president of the jury here, you are treated very nicely. And then you come and attack the festival. There was apprehension, and there was discomfort. I spent the day apprehensively. In countries that are increasingly losing the ability to speak your mind or speak the truth, someone needs to speak up” said Israeli Film Director Nadav Lapid. Lapid criticised the film at the 53rd International Film Festival in Goa. He made this statement after the controversy over his earlier statement.

(Credit : The Economic Times)

We were, all of us, disturbed and shocked by the 15th film : The Kashmir Files. That felt to us like propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival. I feel totally comfortable to share openly these feelings here with you on stage. Since the spirit of having a festival is to accept also a critical discussion which is essential for art and for life,” he said during the closing ceremony of the International Film Festival.

Editorial Viewpoint

If there is no individual freedom in India, then Lapid would have been in jail by now ! Indians know that he is part of the propaganda that the communists have been running against India.

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