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In the News

By Ahmed Habib [Al-Jazeera] 12 September 2009 - Moviegoers who were hoping for world class cinema at this week's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) may find themselves at the centre of a growing controversy steeped in international politics.

September 13, 2009
In the News

An Open Letter to the Toronto International Film Festival [September 2, 2009] --As members of the Canadian and international film, culture and media arts communities, we are deeply disturbed by the Toronto International Film Festival’s decision to host a celebratory spotlight on Tel Aviv.


We protest that TIFF, whether intentionally or not, has become complicit in the Israeli propaganda machine.


September 4, 2009
In the News

The Globe and Mail -Wednesday, Sep. 02, 2009

 An international group of more than 50 prominent filmmakers, writers, artists and academics –including Ken Loach, David Byrne, Naomi Klein, Alice Walker, Jane Fonda,Wallace Shawn and Danny Glover – has signed a letter protesting the TorontoInternational Film Festival’s decision to spotlight the city of Tel Aviv andthe work of 10 Israeli filmmakers.


September 3, 2009

Ken Loach, Rebecca O'Brien and Paul Laverty write that film-makers should support the growing international movement to boycott Israel – it's wrong to cast our actions as censorship for the Guardian.



September 1, 2009
In the News

Filmaker John Greyson has written this principled letter explaining the reasons to withdraw his film "Greyzone" from the Toronto International Film Festival. 



Piers Handling, Cameron Bailey,Noah Cowan      

Toronto International FilmFestival

2 Carlton St., 13th floor

August 29, 2009
In the News

New York, NY [PACBI / USACBI] August 18 – Amnesty International has announced today that it will abstain from any involvement in the Leonard Cohen concert in Tel Aviv and will not be party to any fund that benefits from the concert's proceeds. 


August 19, 2009
In the News

Since April 2004, PACBI has called upon intellectuals and academics worldwide to "comprehensively and consistently boycott all Israeli academic and cultural institutions as a contribution to the struggle to end Israel’s occupation, colonization and system of apartheid.” [1]

August 11, 2009