Israeli envoy to Israeli filmmaker on Kashmir Files remark row – You should be ashamed

Yesterday Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid stoked controversy as he labeled Vivek Agnihotri’ magnum opus The Kashmir Files as propaganda and vulgar film at the 53rd International Film Festival of India -IFFI in Goa. 

 On closing ceremony of the event, IFFI Jury Head Nadav Lapid said, “We were all disturbed and shocked by the 15th film, The Kashmir Files. It felt to us like, a vulgar movie, propaganda inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival- IFFI. I feel comfortable to share openly these feelings here with you on stage.”

Israel ambassador to India Naor Gilon  said the filmmaker should be ashamed of his remark on  this film Kashmir Files as it is insensitive and presumptuous to speak about  the historic events before deeply studying them and which are an open wound in country India.

Naor Gilon   made a series of tweet today: An open letter to #NadavLapid following his criticism of #KashmirFiles. It’s not in Hebrew because I wanted our Indian brothers and sisters to be able to understand. It is also relatively long so I will give you the bottom line first. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED.

Vivek Agnihotri’ The Kashmir Files  was screened at IFFI on November 22 as a part of the Indian Panorama Section. Nadav Lapid criticized the movie entry.

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