Toronto Film Fest

From: Chris Kennedy (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 29 2009 - 11:25:00 PDT

That's a new request:
No subjectivity on frameworks! :)

Anyway, the filmmaker who has withdrawn his film has done so in a way that,
I think, attempts to encourage dialogue. If interested people can follow a
link that will take them "off-list" and to the film and John Greyson's

I think there's some interesting nuances to it.

In the interest of list civility, anyone who wants to debate/discuss this
with me personally, please reply off-list. I'm not in the mood to get
flamed on frameworks for having a political opinion.



Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 13:21:29 -0400
From: "marianna s. ellenberg" <email suppressed>
Subject: Toronto Film Fest (3)

> Can you please refrain from subjective political campaigning on
> Frameworks.
> Even if you disagree with Israeli policy, why should Israeli
> filmmakers be
> punished for that?
> They probably disagree with their own government's policy as well,
> and often
> make films addressing this subject matter. Anyway, I didn't think
> Frameworks was a space for political postering, but
> rather for film and the film community?
> I think boycotts are not the answer, but rather open dialogue and
> discussion.
> This kind of attitude, is not going to achieve peace in the Middle
> East, or
> expand anyone's understanding of these complex issues.
> Marianna

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