Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Jr. withdraws from Goethe Institute Film Fest in solidarity with Palestine
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr, son of PPP’s Murtaza Ali Bhutto has announced that he has withdrawn his film ‘Heaven 58’ from a film festival hosted by the Goethe Institute on their apparent racism against Palestinian poet Muhammad Al Kurd.
He announced in his post that, he is withdrawing from the film festival in Germany as an expression of solidarity with Palestinian activist and writer Muhammad al-Kurd and the Palestinian people, and will no longer be a part of it.
He wrote that since he came to know that the said film festival was being organized by the ‘Goethe Institute’, he decided that he would no longer be a part of it.
He further wrote that the ‘Goethe Institute’ first invited the Palestinian writer Muhammad Al-Kurd to the festival last month and later canceled his invitation, due to which he is not participating in the festival under the banner of the institution.
At the same time, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr. announced that he will no longer be a part of any event of the ‘Goethe Institute’.
Last month, the institute posted a statement on Twitter saying it had cancelled Al-Kurd’s participation. “After some consideration, the Goethe-Institute decided that Mohammed al-Kurd was not an appropriate speaker for this forum: in previous posts on social media, he had made several comments about Israel in a way the Goethe-Institute does not find acceptable,” it said.