Nadav Lapid claims- ‘The Kashmir Files’ screened at IFFI due to political pressure

New Delhi: Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid criticized ‘The Kashmir Files’ at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). He said in a new interview that he is firm on his words said in this event. He insisted that he knew how to recognize propaganda in the form of a film.

At IFFI, Nadav Lapid called ‘The Kashmir Files’ a ‘propaganda film’ that had no place in international film festivals. Apart from people associated with movies and politics, the statement of the filmmaker was also criticized by the general public. ‘The Kashmir Files’ is directed by Vivek Agnihotri and is about the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the year 1990.

Nadav told the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, “It is not a crime to make bad films, but this is a very rude, misleading and propaganda film.” The filmmaker said he feels it is his duty as a member of the international jury to speak his mind.
He adds, ‘The truth is that I also could not help but imagine a similar situation that may soon one day happen in Israel and I would be happy to have a foreign jury head in such a situation to explain things from his point of view. Will be ready to say.

Nadav further said, ‘We have come to know that the film was sent to the official competition of the festival due to political pressure. I think as a foreigner who has been there, you have an obligation to say things that might be difficult for people living there to say. In such matters, I do not believe in mystery and hearsay. If you were to stand on a podium and were asked to speak, what would you talk about? Just about beaches and food?’

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