Singapore Helmer Tan Appeals Her Pic’s Ban

Singapore director Tan Pin Pin has started an appeal against the banning of her film “To Singapore With Love,” which had its premiere in Busan last year, but was last month banned in its home country.

Tan has submitted the film without any changes to Singapore’s Film Appeals Committee.

The film was given a “Not Allowed For All Ratings” classification by the Media Development Authority on the grounds that the series of interviews with exiled former political activists was a danger to national security.

“As we (Singapore) approach our 50th birthday, I feel that we as a people should be able to view and weigh for ourselves, through legitimate public screenings in Singapore, differing views about our past, even views that the government disagrees with. I hope that Film Appeals Committee will see the film and review the classification in this light,” Tan wrote on Facebook.

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