25 Oct '11, 11pm

Nice! Six Malaysian films given the go-ahead in S'pore

SINGAPORE: A political association, Singaporeans for Democracy (SFD), has been given the go-ahead by the Media Development Authority (MDA) to screen six films, all relating to rights, at what it described as its human rights event this Friday. The Malaysian films, ranging between 20 and 50 minutes, have been either classified as NC16 (No children under 16) or M18 (Mature 18), the MDA confirmed on Tuesday, in response to queries by Today. Titled Freedom Film Fest, the aim of the free screening is to "stimulate awareness of rights in the broader sense", said SFD executive director James Gomez. The line-up includes two films by Malaysian film-maker Norhayati Kaprawi which relate to the caning of part-time model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno for consuming alcohol in the Muslim-majority country and a documentary discussing the practice of wearing the hijab among some Muslim women....

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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