An Indonesian film about the terrorist bombings that killed 202 people in Bali in 2002 has been banned on that island on the grounds that it could "reopen old wounds" and "trigger conflict and direct hatred," the head of Bali's provincial film body said today (Thursday). Long Road to Heaven presents the attack from the viewpoint of a Balinese taxi driver who lost a relative in the bombing, an American surfer visiting the island, and Muslim militants who were said to have been responsible. It is presumably the words of the latter group that triggered the decision to bar the film in Bali. I Gusti Ngurah Gde of the Indonesian film body said that officials and relatives of the victims viewed the film last week at the governor's office. "Almost all of us said we should reject the screening of this movie across Bali," Gde told Reuters.




22/02/2007