DOC NYC BOYCOTT Film Review – Part 2

Bravura Story Telling of the Fight of Ordinary Americans Against Laws Sweeping Across the Country to Strangle Cherished First Amendment Rights Right Under Our Noses

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is recently quoted as saying. “I’ll just be blunt: radical right-wing extremists are threatening the very foundations of our American democracy.”


DOC NYC 20021 Q&A, 30 Minutes, with Director Julia Bacha, Producers Suhad Babaa, Daniel J. Chalfen, Film Characters Mikkel Jordahl, Bahia Amawi, Alan Leveritt, Brian Hauss, Moderated by MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin.



Brief Bio Notes from BOYCOTT Production Notes

JULIA BACHA, DIRECTOR. A Peabody award-winning filmmaker and the Creative Director at Just Vision. She started her filmmaking career in Cairo, where she wrote and edited Control Room (Sundance 2004), for which she was nominated to the Writer’s Guild of America Award. Subsequently, she directed Encounter Point (Tribeca 2006), Budrus (Berlinale 2009), My Neighbourhood (Tribeca 2012), and Naila and the Uprising (IDFA 2017). Bacha’s films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO, CBC in Canada, among others.

Suhad Babaa, a producer, news publisher, and the Executive Director & President of Just Vision. Suhad produced Boycott (2021) and executive produced NALIA AND THE UPRISING (2017). She is also the co-publisher ofthe award-winning Hebrew-language news site, Local Call. Additionally, Suhad helped
lead the impact campaigns for Just Vision’s critically acclaimed film, Budrus (2009), which was recognized with the Doc Society Social Impact Award in 2012, as well as the Peabody award-winning documentary, My Neighbourhood (2012).

D A N I E L J . C H A L F E N , P R O D U C E R. A  Peabody and duPont winning and multiple-Emmy nominated film and television producer, and a co-founder of Naked Edge Films. His documentaries have premiered at the world’s foremost film festivals, including Berlin, Sundance, SXSW, Toronto, and Tribeca. They  have been released by companies including Samuel Goldwyn Films, Participant Media, Kino Lorber, and Focus Features, and have aired/streamed worldwide.

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