Jonathan Glazer backed by more than 150 Jewish creators in Oscars speech on Gaza – Entertainment News (Trending Perfect)


Joaquin Phoenix, Elliott Gould, and Chloe Fineman are among more than 150 Jewish creatives who have signed an open letter supporting Jonathan Glazer's Oscars speech about Gaza.

Holocaust film director Area of ​​interest He condemned the military action against Palestinians in the Strip, accepting the Academy Award for Best International Film, where his speech was both celebrated and criticized.

now joker star joaquin phoenix, Ocean XI Actor Elliot Gould and “Saturday Night Live”Chloe Fineman joined the call to defend Glazer.

“Our film shows where dehumanization leads to its worst,” Glazer said at the event.

“Right now, we stand here as men refuting their Judaism and the Holocaust, which has been hijacked by the occupation, leading to conflict for so many innocent people – whether the victims of October 7th in Israel or the ongoing attack on Gaza – they are all victims of this dehumanization… How do we resist?”

Other signatories include Phoenix's sister, Rayne, and three-time Academy Award nominee Debra Winger, Sorry to bother you Director Boots Riley, Fargo director joel coen, gossip girl Actor Tavi Gevinsonroom Director Lenny Abrahamson and former Focus Pictures CEO James Shamos, The princess bride actor Wallace Shawn, Bottoms Director Emma Seligman, and Broad city Stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson to diverse.

“I signed this letter to help counter the climate of silence that many workplaces and industries face due to the Israeli war on Gaza, which is now entering its seventh month,” Ilana Glazer said. diverse.

“This controversy surrounding Jonathan Glazer is just one example.”

More than 150 Jewish creators have signed the open letter defending the speech (Getty Images)

Shamos added: “It has been weeks since Jonathan Glazer’s acceptance speech at the Oscars, but, as this week’s senseless killing of seven aid workers in the World Center’s kitchen – and countless Palestinian civilians – reminds us, his plea for… Humanity has been very well received.” It becomes more urgent, as does our duty as Jewish creators to protest the vicious smear campaign waged against him.

It comes at a time when the rhetoric has divided the industry Spider Man actor Kirsten Dunst, Red sparks Stars Zoe Kazan, Massive Attack, director Ken Loach, and I am a Virgo Creator Boots Riley is showing his support for the director while several Jewish creatives including Debra Messing and Eli Roth have signed an open letter condemning it.

Glazer won Best International Film for The Zone of Interest. (AFP via Getty Images)

The letter begins: “We Jewish artists, filmmakers, writers, and creative professionals support Jonathan Glazer’s statement at the 2024 Academy Awards. We were concerned to see some of our industry colleagues mischaracterize and condemn his statements.

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“Their attacks on Glazer constitute a dangerous distraction from the escalating Israeli military campaign that has claimed the lives of more than 32,000 Palestinians in Gaza and pushed hundreds of thousands to the brink of starvation. We mourn for all those killed in Palestine and Israel over many decades, including 1,200 Israelis.” They were killed in Hamas attacks on October 7 and 253 hostages were taken.

He continues: “The attacks on Glazer also have a silencing effect on our industry, contributing to a broader climate of suppression of free expression and dissent, the very qualities our field should cherish. He has denounced Glazer, Tony Kushner, Steven Spielberg and countless other artists from “All backgrounds are the killing of Palestinian civilians. We should all be able to do the same without being wrongly accused of fueling anti-Semitism,” he concludes, “We honor the Holocaust by saying: Never again will this happen to anyone.”

Full statement It can be read here.

Others who signed the letter in support of Glazer include documentary filmmaker Amy Berg, comedian Kate Berlant, Zola Creator Janeša Bravo, and IndieWire Film critic David Ehrlich.

Glazer movie Area of ​​interest It follows an Auschwitz officer and his wife living just a few meters from the concentration camp.

he joined We need to talk about Kevin Star Tilda Swinton and presenter Louis Theroux, Sex education'amy Lou Wood, BridgertonActor penelope fetherington nicola coghlan and Doctor WhoPeter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman donate items to Gaza Cinema. The initiative seeks to raise money for medical aid for Palestinians.



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