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
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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 [...]