Monday, April 21, 2008

Speakers Cornered Given NC-16 Rating by Singapore's Censors

From TODAYonline:

BOTH documentaries feature Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan. But while one was earlier banned and saw film-maker Martyn See questioned by police, the other film has just been passed uncut.

Yesterday, the Media Development Authority's (MDA's) Board of Film Censors gave an NC16 rating to Speakers Cornered, a 26-minute film documenting a demonstration led by Dr Chee at the Speakers' Corner in September 2006.

The attempted march was timed to coincide with the World Bank/ International Monetary Fund meetings here, and resulted in a three-day standoff between SDP members and the police.

Related article: theonlinecitizen - "Submit your boldest work to the censors." - Martyn See

Finally! An opposition-related film that didn't get banned by Singapore! Congrats to the director Martyn See and chief protagonists Dr. Chee Soon Juan and his sister Chee Siok Chin, your efforts on that day have not been in vain.

Speakers Cornered can be viewed here in its entirety:

Singapore Revel can also be viewed here in its entirety, but keep in mind that you're watching a banned film:

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