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12 December 2008

Films, violence and us - preview

‘Something so powerful as film should be celebrated and understood’ Anthony Minghella

Many Friends feel that violence on our screens is increasing and that this may be reflected in our society by an increase in actual violence
  • As Quakers we wonder whether this phenomenon should receive our concern
  • Peace is our concern
  • As we strive for peace, reconciliation and the furtherance of peaceful means to resolve conflict, we are also reminded of the violence that we see every day in our media environment

  • At the fifty-second London Film Festival I attended a forum entitled: ‘The Ethical Problem of Violence in Film’
  • Three directors, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, Pat Holden and Richard Jobson, discussed their reasons for portraying violence as a vehicle for their art
  • A representative from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), Hammond Khan, was also there

  • Zoë Ainsworth-Grigg

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