PACBI Salutes Toronto Declaration

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) salutes the filmmakers, artists and cultural workers who drafted and endorsed the Toronto Declaration.

On 27 August 2009, PACBI issued a public statement [2] calling for a targeted boycott of the Spotlight on Tel Aviv.  Whether intentionally or not, such a “Spotlight” serves to “Rebrand [...]

Spotlight on Occupation – De-Branding the Toronto Film Festival from Hollywood

TORONTO (Reuters) – The Toronto International Film Festival is under attack for its decision to present a series of films spotlighting the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, which a group of high-profile artists and celebrities say constitutes complicity in “the Israeli propaganda machine”. [read story]
The Toronto Declaration: No Celebration of Occupation
An Open Letter to the [...]

Toronto FilmFest Spotlights Israel Branding – Filmmakers pull out

From Haaretz: “Several Canadian filmmakers plan to withdraw their movies from next month’s Toronto International Film Festival to protest a weeklong cinematic homage to Tel Aviv.  They claim that the screenings will show Israel in a positive light instead of creating a critical forum in which to discuss the occupation….‘Wherever [Israeli artists] appear they must [...]