23rd edition - notes on cinema
27 March 2024 - 31 March 2024

Filmworkers for Palestine

In the midst of profound darkness, as we prepare this festival, we can not ignore the weight of the world’s injustices pressing upon us. We find ourselves amidst the aftermath of more than a harrowing 150 days witnessing a genocide in Gaza—a culmination of the ongoing oppression and violence endured by the Palestinian people. Within the trajectory of Courtisane’s programming lies a persistent commitment to listening to the realities of occupation and resistance. From the early days, we have sought to amplify the voices of those who challenge oppression, among them films on the Palestinian occupation and displacement. As a platform for film and audiovisual arts, we consider it our responsibility to not only bear witness to injustice but to actively engage in the pursuit of justice. Courtisane stands firm in its belief that art and politics are inseparable. We very much encourage other organizations and individuals to speak up about the Palestinian oppression. We stand behind the statement of Film Workers for Palestine and would like to share it with our audience and colleagues. We invite you to read this statement and take action. Ceasefire now!

Alejo Duclós, Anouk De Clercq, Bo Verpoten, Bob Mees, Charlot Vanthournout, Dirk Deblauwe, Ditte Claus, Emma Steurs, Eva van Tongeren, Gunther Fobe, Hennie Roukaerts, Kristofer Woods, Laura Persijn, Luzia Johow, Martin Putto, Michiel Devijver, Mireia Montané, Morgan Quaintance, Pieter-Paul Mortier, Rebecca Jane Arthur, Sacho Kris G., Sara Domínguez López, Stoffel Debuysere, Vincent Stroep


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