R2K accuses Film and Publication Board of homophobia

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The Right2Know Campaign has described as homophobic the decision by the Film and Publication Appeals Board’s reclassification of controversial movie Inxeba.

The Board reclassified the film to 18 age restriction, resulting in it being pulled off cinemas.

The film’s distributors are considering legal action to retaliate.

The campaign’s Busi Mtabane says the decision is dangerous and a gross overreach of authority.

“While we respect the freedom of expression of those who feel misrepresented or disagree with this film, we don’t believe that this should lead to the censorship of a narrative, which gives expression to same-sex attraction between men, and the confrontation this creates with traditional notions of masculinity and culture. We demand that the FPB scrap this outrageous, homophobic and patriarchal decision, and allow creative expression to flourish and be seen in its many forms.”