Dutch documentary Promised Paradise by Leonard RetelHelmrich, which contains images of 2002 Bali bomber Imam Samudra, has becomethe fifth film to be banned at this year's Jakarta International Film Festival(Jiffest) which opened last Friday.
The documentary is about anIndonesian puppeteer who travels to
The other four banned filmsare The Black Road, Americanjournalist William Nessen's documentary about the 30-year separatist conflictin
The three films - Passabe, by Singapore director James Leong; Jan van den Berg's Tale Of Crocodiles from Holland, and a12-minute animated Portuguese short TimorLoro Sae by Vitor Lopes - were also submitted to the censorship board forlast year's Jiffest and were again banned this year on the grounds they could "disturbsecurity and order" in the otherwise conducive situation in the Aceh province.
Festival director Orlow Seunke says that he willcontinue to programme the same films for Jiffest until the films get past thecensors.
"Censorship is an admissionto the outside world that
However, the censors havecleared A Hero's Journey by