Australia Bans American Film From Sydney Festival

The Australian government has banned the American film “Ken Park” from the Sydney Film Festival. The film, which has been screened at several film festivals internationally, “includes scenes of explicit sex, suicide and auto-erotic asphyxiation, is about four teenagers struggling with uncertain futures in suburban California.” The Sydney Festival’s director protests: “It seems ironic that in the festival’s 50th year, we are still fighting censorship battles.”