Australia Pulls Funding from Film Festival, Objects to Australian Films

So the government has pulled AU$20,000 of funding for the Jakarta International Film Festival because of the presence of 4 Australian films critical of the Australian or Indonesian governments, including a showing of the documentary The President Versus David Hicks, 24 hours before the festival was due to start.

The fims will still be shown, although a workshop by an Australian investigative journalist on documentary making has had to be cancelled.

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