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
July 24, 2013 at 12:18
It’s utter nonsense: the actress in question is aged 23, portraying a 16-year old. If that constitutes a crime, then they should ban anything that displays any crime on screen – murder, fraud, etc. No laws were broken and the FPB has overstepped its authority.
July 24, 2013 at 13:24
According to our laws, you’re not allowed to depict anybody as being under the age of 18 and having sex. According to our laws, its also ok to have sex at 16.
It’s completely nonsensical.
I didn’t see the last American Pie movie getting banned for showing high-schoolers engaging in sexual behaviour. So what does that mean? That as long as we’re not seriously discussing the matter of sex with a minor, its all good?