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9 films banned in Singapore
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1. Following Desire (2007)

The Japanese film is about the story of an Osaka stripper and her performances.

Reason it was banned:

The film contains excessive sexual acts and stage performances of a sexual nature which are prolonged, gratuitous and exploitative.

 

2. A Jihad For Love (2008)

A documentary featuring interviews with Muslim homosexuals and their struggle to reconcile their sexuality with their faith.

Reason it was banned:

The documentary depicted Islam as being intolerant and lacked balance. The interviewees also tried to use religion to justify their homosexuality.

 

3. David the Tolhidan (2008)

The film dwells on the experience of an individual, David, who joins what is deemed to be a terrorist organisation.

David justifies his action as a fight on behalf of the oppressed. He also states his preference for military action over diplomacy.

Reason it was banned:

The film gave a sympathetic portrayal of an organisation viewed as a terrorist organisation by many countries.

 

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