Critical Writing Index

Open letter from John Greyson to TIFF

by John Greyson

Greyzone, Aug. 27, 2009

In this open letter, Greyson states the reasoning behind his withdrawal of his film Covered from TIFF 2009. His protest is directed against TIFF's inaugural City-to-City Spotlight on Tel Aviv. He makes it clear that the target is not Jewish Israeli films and filmmakers, but the politicized frame of the program which excludes shorts/docs/indie works by underground Israeli and Palestinians and is insensitive to the current situation of Gaza, where Tel Aviv's displaced Palestinians now live.

*Articles on the 'boycotts vs. censorship' debate surrounding John Greyson's withdrawal of Covered from TIFF in protest against its inaugural City-to-City Spotlight on Tel Aviv are catalogued into item_codes from 2009.055 to 2009.067

ITEM 2009.055 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

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