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FXI submission to Film and Publications Appeal Board on 'XXY'

27 Feb 2009

Earlier today, the FXI's Law Clinic made a verbal submission to the Film and Publications Appeal Board on behalf of Out in Africa (OIA) Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in connection with a film entitled 'XXY'. The film was due to be screened at the festival in 2008, but was refused certification on the grounds that it constituted child pornography. It therefore could not be shown at the festival, and OIA has appealed the decision. This award-winning Spanish film explores the sexual awakening of an Uruguayan intersex youth, and the psychological fallout of family anxieties about the youth's gender. It has won awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the Edinburgh Film Festival, among others, but the South African public cannot see it unless the Board's decision is overturned.

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