Jul 5, 2004
The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) has issued an "R" rating to "Fahrenheit 9/11" – prohibiting people under 17 from seeing the movie unless accompanied by an adult! The pretext is that scenes shot in Iraq show violent and disturbing images – and that soldiers in the film use the word "motherfucker."
Hypocrisy rampant! The war is "violent and disturbing" – violently destructive of young people, both American and Iraqi. The movie gives only a pale picture of how bad it is. BUT... this movie is one of the few things that has broken the ban the media has put on showing the reality of this war.
Protect young people? No! The MPAA is only protecting the ability of the U.S. government to go on sending more young Americans over to kill young Iraqis – some as young as eight and nine – or to be killed themselves.