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Our ideas are being policed - director

2013-07-21 15:32
Director Jahmil Qubeka.

Cape Town - "Hell no it’s not pornographic! I’m a shit-stirrer, but I’m not a child pornographer," says movie maker Jahmil Qubeka of the Publication Board's decision to ban <em>Of Good Report</em>.

Qubeka was informer by the Film and Publication Board on Wednesday that they were banning his film for containing child pornography, City Press reported.

The movie was picked as the top local film for the 34th Durban International Film Festival.

The movie synopsis: A teacher, Parker Sithole, arrives in town. In a tavern he meets a beautiful young woman, Nolitha Ngubane. They have sex.

The next day he is dreaming about her in class when she walks in, in a skimpy school uniform. The 16-year-old is one of his Grade 9 pupils.

He becomes her sugar daddy. Later he becomes obsessed with her, stalking her.

It all ends badly.

"The scariest thing here, the biggest nightmare, is that our thoughts are being policed.

"I feel my rights have been impinged. The film was always a piece of activism.

"Here’s a government that is barring me from talking about sugar daddies, a subject that they’re not dealing with on the ground.

"We have so many problems in this country and they’re worried about me?” Qubeka said.

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