The boycott of the Sydney Festival in solidarity with Palestine
Interview mit BDS Berlin im Radio Berlin International zum Boykott des Sydney Festivals.
Originally broadcast on reboot.fm on 23 January 2022, in this episode we pay tribute bell hooks and discuss the boycott of the Sydney Festival.
(Hier das gesamte Interview zum Weiterlesen)
Tom: (…) Now to Australia, where the country’s most prestigious arts event, the Sydney Festival, is entering its final week. The festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to see music, theatre and dance from all over the world. But this year, about a third of the acts who were due to perform have pulled out – and it’s nothing to do with COVID.
Axmed: No, it’s all because of the decision by the festival last year to accept sponsorship from the State of Israel, who are listed on the festival’s website as ’star partner’. The festival faced objections from Palestinian solidarity groups, who said that this is not appropriate given Israel’s ongoing occupation and human rights violations. But the festival dug its heels in, and many artists have now withdrawn in protest.
Tom: With us to discuss this is Doris Ghannam, an activist with BDS Berlin. Thank you very much for joining us, Doris. (…)
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