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'Banned' film: MDA awaits decision on director's appeal

Published on Oct 19, 2012 6:00 AM
Cinema still: Porn Masala starring Adrian Pang (left) and Pam Oei. Porn Masala is one of the three short films that make up the movie, Sex.Violence.FamilyValues. -- PHOTO: KEN KWEK

The Media Development Authority (MDA) elaborated on Thursday on its decision to reclassify the film Sex.Violence.FamilyValues and said it awaits the decision on an appeal from its director.

It disclosed that apart from complaints about the racist language used by a character in the film, there were also complaints about a character that appeared in the uniform of a local school.

These complaints appeared to be triggered by an online trailer publicising the film, said MDA's director of communications Ho Hwei Ling, in a letter published in The Straits Times Forum page on Friday.

The trailer shows an actress wearing a blue and white uniform similar to that of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) schools.

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