Luminato: Art as Safe Ground?
The producers of Toronto’s cultural festival Luminato knew who they were picking when they titled their talk “Art as Safe Ground.” Two of the three women on stage have received death threats for their work— Deepa. Mehta for her film, Water, and Anna Porter for her non-fiction books about the Holocaust. The talk’s third speaker, playwright Judith Thompson, did not mention receiving death threats, but that certainly does not mean her work hasn’t been controversial.
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