27 June, 2019

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French Film Festival Organised By French Embassy Is Suspended By BMICH

“The French Film Festival organised by the French Embassy and the Alliance Francaise de Kotte at the BMICH has been suspended by the Board of Management of the Bandaranaike National Memorial Foundation with immediate effect on account of the contents of and the sentiments contained in the Sinhala film, “Igilena Maluwao” ( Flying Fish) which however was certified  as suitable for screening by the Public Performance Board, and screened on the 11th July in Commitee Room B of the BMICH” says the BMICH

 

“Igilena Maluwao” ( Flying Fish)

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    Wonder, what parts are unsuitable in the film?

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      This is media censorship and CHOGM or Commonwealth of Clowns meeting in November should be aborted.
      The Flying Fish is a beautiful and path breaking film. I saw it at the BMICH on Friday, It was about the human impacts and breakdown in human relationships that war causes in Trincomallee among border villages of mixed ethnicity. IT is a TRUE and effective portrait of the human costs of war and the brutality and sexual exploits of the military.
      Flying Fish told an absolutely true story about the excesses of the military. Unlike the war propaganda films that portrays the military as War Heros – it also showed military excesses and the impacts of war on women and the rise in violence against women.
      It told us how history books are distorted to portray the Tamils and Tamil King Elara as violent invaders and captured the militarization of Buddhism.
      As long as the Rajapassa regime censors the TRUTH about the war and the military excesses there will be NO RECONCILLIATION OR UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE SINHALAS AND MINORITIES.
      Kamalika Peris and her male companion of the JHU who where in the audience got this Film Fest which is very timely cancelled. The JHU and Balu Sena should be banned first for spreading hatred among communities and stymying the TRUTH about war and its social impacts in Lanka..

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        Dude,

        Thanks for the summary.

        Yes, the BBS and Ravaya and others who are trying to spread Monk Mahanama Racist Myths need to be exposed and the Truth told told to the Sinhala people.

        It is about maintaining the Theravada Monk Hegemony, bu continuing with the Monk-King Axis. It is about self-interest.
        These Sinhalese Buddhist Racist Theravada Myth Following Monks are A DISGRACE TO THE TRUE BUDDHISM.

        What is their Buddhism? Given below is a Summary.

        Introduction to Buddhism. A violent Religion? Monk Hegemony?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOfTGSADdY

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

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        Kamalika!

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      SYMBOLICS are important.

      France and EU should ask Britain to move the CHOGM from Sri Lanka ,and STOP BOOSTING the Mahinda Rajapakse military dictatorship.

      Time for the international community to take action against the regime that fosters lies and censors the truth.

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    Is this a good decision? I do not think so. Again, we have shown to the world that we do not mature enough read a film in a proper way.

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      Priyantha,

      Ask them to put it on U Tube.

      Then the whole world can see, and be judges.

      It used to be that only the priests can read and Interpret the Bible.
      Are the Buddhist Monks Afraid of losing their Hegemony,and protected by thew state, the monk-State Axis.

      Martin Luther and others put as stop to that Hegemony.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc6Ci_V23oE

      During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation. 2003

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    The culture of intolerance is growing. It is fastly becoming the norm
    than the exception even in ordinary society.

    Senguttuvan

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      Why don’t you people get this film festival to Jaffna. Tamils would love it.

      Would they allow it in Wellawaththa or in Saudi arabia or even for Sri Lankan muslims girls and tamils girls ?

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        Yes Jaffna people are well educated and intellectuals so they can sort thing out. Jaffna people will decide what festivals to have and what not. You keep your business to your people.

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    what a load of BS! what is the country coming to? at this rate i’m surprised we’re still allowed to watch cable tv.

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      sooner than later, the govt will decide, on what the masses can watch.. ya a ban on u tube too is in the offing… Miracle of Asia… in the making

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    I wonder what the film about? is it about george bush or ‘murderous state terrorism?

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    Sri Lanka is fast becoming a totalitarian dictatorship.

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      is becoming? it already is… sadly… OH mother Lanka I weep for thee….

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      Safa,

      Silent Majority needs to organize and fight, in ALL fronts.

      Read Amarasiri’s posts son the Church Burning Damages and the Judge trying to white wash and put it under the run.

      Why are waiting when the Sinhala Buddhist Theravada Nazis are doing this to maintain the Buddhist Monk Nazi Hegemony?

      According to the Martin-Niemöller-Foundation the text is as follows:[2]
      First they came for the communists,
      and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

      Then they came for the socialists,
      and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.

      Then they came for the trade unionists,
      and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

      Then they came for me,
      and there was no one left to speak for me.

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    A few days ago the regime bragged about the achievement of the film “A common man” at international level. However this file is all about whitewashing the regime in all its criminal operations-killing people extrajudicially! That was the underlining theme of the film and it well suited to regime’s version of eradication of terrorism!

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    The official trailer can be seen here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJv3xGDeNxQ

    Thank you – CT

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    laughable comments here.

    decision was made by professional management of a commercially run, semi private, institution administered by a trust.

    film is free to be shown as per governmet’s public performance board.

    or are the people here objecting to bmich decision advocating forcing private institutions to do governments’ biding?

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      I suppose the fact that ‘The incumbent president…is the chairman of the Board of the BMICH’ is of no relevance at all?

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      The only professionally managed commercial institute run by a semi-private trust is the Rajapakse family bank account. The statement announcing the film ban makes no sense whatsoever.

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    HAY GUYS, THEY BANNED MY FILM “GANDHI’S CHILDREN” TOO. MAHANAYAKA OF THE MALWATTA CHAPTER THREATENED THE ORGANIZERS OF THE KANDY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND THEY DID NOT SCREEN. AND THEN THE INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION KEPT ON HARASSING ME EVERY TIME I ORGANIZED A PUBLIC SCREENING. THEY NEVER ALLOWED ME TO SHOW MY FILM TO THE PUBLIC. EVEN AFTER HAVING REPRESENTED 38 INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVALS, EVEN AFTER HAVING OBTAINED A SENSOR BOARD APPROVAL GOONS ARE BEHIND ME. I FINALLY POSTED IT TO THE YOU TUBE. WHO CAN STOP ME NOW. WATCH THE FIRST MINUTE TO KNOW WHY THEY HAVE BANNED MY FILM. HERE IS THE LINK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtzRxhnn0FY

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      Vishnu Vasu,

      Thank You.
      What you describe blow is the Monk- Ruler Axis Powers.

      Here the Monk: The Buddhist Mahanayake Monk who wanys to protect his Hegemony.
      Ruler: Indian State.Who Listens to the Monks.

      “HAY GUYS, THEY BANNED MY FILM “GANDHI’S CHILDREN” TOO. MAHANAYAKA OF THE MALWATTA CHAPTER THREATENED THE ORGANIZERS OF THE KANDY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND THEY DID NOT SCREEN. “

      “AND THEN THE INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION KEPT ON HARASSING ME EVERY TIME I ORGANIZED A PUBLIC SCREENING. THEY NEVER ALLOWED ME TO SHOW MY FILM TO THE PUBLIC.”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc6Ci_V23oE

      The Catholic Church did the same control with the Index of Banned Books and with the Inquisition. Then it was the Church-Emperor Axis. They fed off each other. The invention of the Gutenberg Printing. The Third Gutenberg Revolution, the Internet Age, is more difficult to control, than the second, the Radio and TV.

      “I FINALLY POSTED IT TO THE YOU TUBE. WHO CAN STOP ME NOW. WATCH THE FIRST MINUTE TO KNOW WHY THEY HAVE BANNED MY FILM. HERE IS THE LINK “

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtzRxhnn0FY

      Thank you, Vishnu Vasu.

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      Vishnu Vasu,

      Want Nirvana, Nibbana, and Rebirth and Sansara?

      What is Buddhism? Given below is a Summary.

      Inroduction to Buddhism. A violent Religion? Monk Hegemony?

      In Sri Lanka, they do the same.

      The 4 noble truths.

      Part 1
      Buddhism The Great — Part 1

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOfTGSADdY

      Buddhism The Great — Part 2

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

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      Vasu! In that first minute comment of yours, you do not say who raped you and who or what took you to that particular place. The rest of your show is mainly about India and the Dalits. Mischief is not good.

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    Long live da Rajapassa regime – whilst we surely are on the way to becoming the BIG miracle of asia if not the whole wide world…

    I want to be like an Ostrich and bury my head in the sand- there is sooo much positive energy out there, amongst a few who apparently see all the progress and development going on around us, dont wanna be the dampener here!

    Peace!

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    I never heard about Flying Fish……now I wanted to see this movie.
    :-)

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    It is like dogs barking to the moon.

    why don’t you people first find the truth.

    then ask whether Tamils want this in Jaffna or Muslims want this in their neighbourhood.

    Only christians may like that for their daughters and sons.

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    I cant understand why the film was banned. I too saw the film on Friday and even though I didn’t like it at all much and thought the film maker was obsessed with f_ _ king and pissing in the crudest sense didn’t think it was actually worthy of being banned unless it was to spare other viewers the torture that was inflicted on those present. If however, the authorities want to present the armed forces as pristine heroes who are not human, and thus influenced by what is around them, subject to depression and depravities, I can imagine some stiff nosed bureaucrat getting his knickers in a twist about it. Such is our hypocrisy. But have no illusions, it is not a great film. Quite bad in fact. Sad, that now the film will go on to have a reputation it certainly does not deserve.

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