We wish to congratulate Salento Interntional Film Festival (SIFF) for its courageous, inspired and principled decision, announced today on Twitter, not to screen China’s controversial and ethically troubling film ‘Tibet Sky’, a master-class in disinformation, censorship and denial regarding China’s invasion and occupation of Tibet. Mr. Luigi Campanile, Executive Director and his fellow executives at SIFF deserve every credit for taking this action, which is respected by all who value human rights, justice and freedom. As SIFF rightly affirm “For Us Cinema Is Culture And Culture Is Democracy”
Thanks also are due to our colleagues at @tibettruth who worked tirelessly to raise awareness and coordinated actions against this appalling movie, supported by our many friends on Twitter. Special mention must be made to Riccardo Boni, Andrea Spinetti, and one of our supporters in China, for translating our article on the issue into Italian and Chinese.