Critical Writing Index

TIFF focus on Tel Aviv draws protests: International group of artists decries festival's complicity with 'Israel propaganda machine'

by Michael Posner

The Globe and Mail, Sept. 2, 2009

This article chronicles TIFF's City-to-City Spotlight controversy. While Greyson's and his supporters' protest claims that the Spotlight frame does not reflect diversity, vehement opposition to the protest is also raised and inflammatory claims amount to calling Greyson a Holocaust denier.

*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 2009.060 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

CoveredJohn Greyson

The Time that RemainsElia Suleiman

Barney's VersionRobert Lantos

Life According to AgfaAssi Dayan

The BubbleEytan Fox

LebanonShmulik Maoz