'Child porn' director explains defamation case against FPB

Firdoze Bulbulia, the filmmaker and producer of “Of Good Report”, the film that was banned by the Films and Publications board, says he feels vindicated by the decision to unban the local film. Video: eNCA
Johannesburg, July 22 – The producers of a local movie that’s been banned by the Film and Publications Board say they will fight back. “Of Good Report” portrays the sexual relationship between a teacher and his underage pupil. Video: eNCA
July 22 - Firdoze Bulbulia, an Associate Producer of the banned film "Of Good Report", says the FPB’s decision came as a surprise. The Film and Publication Board's ruling will be appealed.
Durban, July 20 – The banning of a South African film has cast a pall on the Durban International film festival. The Film and Publication Board says locally-produced "Of Good Report" contains child pornography, and cannot be screened. Video: eNCA
July 30 - eNCA's Gareth Edwards interviews "Of Good Report" Director, Jahmil Qubeka on the unbanning on the film and the reasons why he plans to proceed with a case of defamation.

CAPE TOWN - The director of the controversial local film "Of Good Report" intends to pursue a defamation case against the Film and Publication Board (FPB) for classifying it as child pornography.

After an appeal, the film was unbanned and has subsequently been honoured with an award for artistic bravery at the 34th Durban International Film Festival.

Jahmil Qubeka, who directed "Of Good Report" has told eNCA, he has not been approached by the FPB to discuss the issue further. He said tweets by people connected to the FPB have continued to hurt him.

The film tells the story of a teacher who has a relationship with a student.

Watch Qubeka's full interview in the gallery above.

 

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