Boycott

Directors:

Julia Bacha
Julia Bacha

Producers:

Daniel Chalfen
Suhad Babaa

Status: COMPLETED
2021

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Producer Daniel Chalfen
Director Julia Bacha
Producer Suhad Babaa
Director Julia Bacha
Completed 2021 Runtime 70


SYNOPSIS

Boycotts have long been a tool used by Americans rallying for political change, from civil rights leaders to anti-apartheid activists. But in recent years, 33 U.S. states have introduced anti-boycott legislation or executive orders designed to penalize individuals and companies who choose to boycott Israel due to its human rights record. BOYCOTT looks at the cases of a news publisher in Arkansas, an attorney in Arizona and a speech therapist in Texas whose careers are threatened by the harsh measures of these new laws. A legal thriller with “accidental plaintiffs” at the center, the film is a bracing look at the far-reaching implications of anti-boycott legislation and an inspiring tale of everyday Americans standing up to protect the rights in an age of shifting politics and threats to freedom of speech.