Sunday, October 17, 2010

(NEWS) British Director Mike Leigh Cancels Israel Visit To Protest Loyalty Oath Law

"Leigh, scheduled to teach at film school, cites several Israeli policies, including proposed loyalty oath, as reason for change of heart.

It’s happened again.

British director Mike Leigh, who was scheduled to visit Israel from November 20-27 to teach a master class at in Jerusalem as part of the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School’s 'Great Masters' program, canceled due to political reasons.

In a letter announcing his decision, Leigh, the director of such films as Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake and the upcoming Another Year, cited several of Israel’s policies, including the proposed loyalty oath, as the reason for his change of heart."

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