A letter from Somsak Pola, published on Friday, is factually wrong as well as offensive and damaging to us.
While it is worth reminding there's no law against depicting the Oct 6 massacre on film, and a few Thai feature films have done so and passed the censors and had a general release, our film Shakespeare Must Die does not contain, in Mr Somsak's words, ''footage of the 1976 massacre near Thammasat''.
Mr Somsak is repeating a deliberate distortion by the National Board of Film and Video to justify their rejection of our appeal against the ban. On Nov 23, 2012, the Administrative Court accepted our case against the Film Board (Accused 1) and the Censorship Board (Accused 2), which cites this blatant slander as evidence of irregularity and a sign of political pressure.
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