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[CENSORED] was meant to celebrate freedom. Instead it exposes something darker

Sari Braithwaite watched all the scenes cut by Australian censors between 1958 and 1971.

What she discovered was deeply disturbing

  • Sari Braithwaite
  • The Guardian

n 1969 Australian government censors claimed a Swedish film playing at the Sydney film festival included an actual sex scene involving a heavily pregnant woman.

Emat 1aThe film could only play, they said, if the offending copulation were deleted.

But the scene in question involved no sex whatsoever.

The censors apparently couldn’t distinguish between an embrace and penetrative sex – and…

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