Critical Writing Index

STARS VS. STARS: Everyone's taking sides on Tel Aviv

by Raju Mudhar

The Toronto Star, Sept. 15, 2009

The article addresses the TIFF's Tel Aviv Spotlight controversy at its climax. While the protesters against the political frame of the Spotlight program organize a press conference to clarify misinformation and bring about constructive dialogue, TIFF's defenders issue their own statement also signed by many celebrities and applauding TIFF's choice to include the Israeli film community (although the protest is never against the inclusion in the first place).

*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 2009.066 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

CoveredJohn Greyson

Scheherazade, Tell Me A StoryYousry Nasrallah