Critical Writing Index

Tel Aviv program protest to rear head at opening

by Bruce DeMara

The Toronto Star, Sept. 4, 2009

The Toronto Star presents its own accounts on TIFF's City-to-City Spotlight controversy. The protest initiated by Greyson's withdrawal of his film from TIFF accuses the festival of "playing into the Israeli propaganda machine". Voices opposing the protest range from producer Robert Lantos defending Israel and the festival co-director Cameron Bailey asking people to see the films before drawing their own conclusions.

*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 2009.061 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

CoveredJohn Greyson