Critical Writing Index

We don't feel like celebrating with Israel this year

by Naomi Klein

The Globe and Mail, Sept. 8, 2009

As a prominent member of the Jewish community, author/activist Naomi Klein expresses her views on TIFF's Tel Aviv Spotlight. She explains that The Toronto Declaration: No Occupation is not calling for a boycott of the festival but expressing its solidarity with millions of Palestinians displaced and living under occupation whose voice is not represented in the Tel Aviv Spotlight. She states that some wonderful Israeli films included in the Spotlight program deserve to be shown as a regular part the festival, free from the highly politicized frame.

*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 2009.063 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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