Indonesian Censors Take Aim at Ghost, Sex Films
With a Hollywood movie ban already in place, the Film Censorship Board is taking aim at the current mainstay of Indonesian cinema – sex and ghost-themed films.
Muklis Paimi, head of the board, known as the LSF, appeared to suggest it would consider banning the popular genres for screening.
“We want to use the upcoming Ramadan [Muslim fasting month] as the right moment to suggest that filmmakers stop making low-quality movies with a lot of sex scenes in them,” Muklis told Metro TV on Wednesday. “We will not pass any movies exploiting those two things.”
He advised filmmakers to make movies with educational values.
The LSF, he said, also welcomed any filmmakers wishing to discuss the concepts of their upcoming movies.