Should We Continue To Bow To “Mass Grief”?

Should We Continue To Bow To “Mass Grief”?

"So why has Gone Baby Gone provoked such a drastic reaction? Can't the majority of viewers distinguish the solid line between fact and fiction and realise that fiction is often the best way to make us think about issues and problems?"

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 20 september 2007

On the Guardian blog Maxim Jakuboiwski asks why it’s been decided that a film directed by Ben Affleck where a child is abducted should be not shown in the UK. As some of you know, the UK (or the UK’s media) spent a summer mulling over the sorry story of Madeleine McCann who was abducted in Portugal. Reacting to the ban of the film adaptation Gone Baby Gone, Maxim says:

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