Roger L. Simon

Shame of Edinburgh

As a screenwriter and director, member of the Motion Picture Academy and former member of the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, I would like to register my firm protest and disgust with the organizers of the Edinburgh film festival for urging Israeli director Yoav Shamir not to attend the screening of his film at the festival. I ask other members of the film community to join me in condemning this cowardly restriction on artistic freedom.