Saturday, July 28, 2007

France Allows Schools to Show Film About Abortion

The July 27, 2007 New York Times reports that:

The French government has withdrawn its opposition to school screenings of the Romanian film about back-street abortions that won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Agence France-Presse reported. Three weeks ago the government advised against plans to show the film, Cristian Mungiu’s “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” featuring Laura Vasiliu, left, saying it was too “hard” for youngsters, but it reversed course after the national film classification board declared “4 Months” suitable for all ages. It follows the ordeal of two university students as one tries to help the other obtain an illegal abortion.

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