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UGANDA Media Centre Tighten Grip on Netherland Embassy Film showcase in Uganda

Screening Dutch film for European Film Festival, “The Dinner Club”, has been cancelled

The Uganda Media Council denied the film a classification rating and decided that the film should not be exhibited anywhere in Uganda, accusing it of “glorifying homosexuality”, containing “steamy sex scenes”, using “lurid language”, and showing people, “especially women”,

smoking.

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The Embassy deplores the decision of the Uganda Media Council and it will withdraw from participation in the European Film Festival in Uganda.

The embassy released on its Facebook page the reasons the Uganda Media Council gave for banning the film – including “deep kissing before kids”, women forming a “Dinner Club which is in reality a sort of brothel”, and “gay men sauntering away drunk”:

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