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Boycott
73-minutes
When a news publisher in Arkansas, an attorney in Arizona, and a speech therapist in Texas are told they must choose between their jobs and their political beliefs, they launch legal battles that expose an attack on freedom of speech across 33 states in America.
Screening day / time
  • Nov 12 (Sat): Block 4 – 2:45pm

Boycott

Filmmakers
Running Time
Feature Film
73 minutes
Genres
Documentary, Feature

Boycott

Over the past six years, unbeknownst to most Americans, 33 states passed laws intending to silence boycott and other nonviolent measures aimed at pressuring Israel on its human rights record. These dangerous bills remove the legal protection that has been awarded to boycotts for generations, granting governments the power to condition jobs on political viewpoints.

As this wave of anti-boycott legislation has swept through the country, so has a counter-wave in defense of freedom of speech. Everyday Americans are challenging these laws for their constitutionality in a nation-wide battle likely to go all the way to the Supreme Court.

With full access to the plaintiffs and in revelatory moments with elected officials, Boycott chronicles one of the most consequential First Amendment battles of the past few decades and investigates the question – how did we get here?

Film details
Year(s) screened
  • 2022
Subtitles
None
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Festival screenings
Screening Day / Time
  • Nov 12 (Sat): Block 4 – 2:45pm
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