Samoa bans gay rights movie ‘Milk’ #Minutes_ReadSeptember 11, 2019
APIA – In yet another controversial move by the Samoa Censor Board, the movie Milk based on the life of gay activist Harvey Milk has been banned from Samoa.
Principal Censor Leiataua Niuapu Faaui confirmed the board had rejected an application for the movie to be distributed in movie stores in Samoa.
Asked for the reasons behind their rejection of the movie, Leiataua declined to comment saying he needed the approval of the Censorship Board chairman to comment.
“There are rules and guidelines for these things,” Leiataua said.
Eteuati Junior Esau, General Manager of Movies4U, the largest chain of movie stores in the country, expressed his disappointment at the decision.
“I really just want a reason why, because my customers are demanding this movie,” Esau said.
He is not the only one disappointed.
Ken Moala, a well known Human Rights Activist in Samoa, says the banning of the movie is uncalled for.
As a film I think it is quite good, and pretty harmless.
Moala says sometimes the Censorship Board does censor the wrong movies.
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