Midweek Mouth-off: South African movie censorship

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Here’s your chance to weigh in on the Durban Film Festival controversy that saw the opening night movie banned at the last minute by the Film and Publication Board – on the grounds that Of Good Report depicts “child pornography.” Here is The Movies’ post on the matter.

Meanwhile, more recently an actual porn industry-focused film, Look of Love has also been prevented from screening at the festival.

How do you feel about these decisions by the FPB? Do you think they were justified in their decisions, are they Nanny Stating, or do you put the lack of certification down to disorganisation on the part of all parties involved? Mouth off now…

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Last Updated: July 24, 2013

Noelle Adams

Sometime Tomb Raider. Full-time Pop Culture fanatic and Geekaissance Woman. Most often spotted outputting Pop Culture opinion pieces, writing fanfic and original genre fare, cosplaying and bringing the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu smackdown. Editor of the Comics and Toys section.

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