Groups call for ban on Kiwi film

Herald on Sunday Jun 20, 2010
A Kiwi horror film that shows an unconscious girl being raped by a man wearing a pig’s head should be banned, say family values campaigners. Wound is described by its creators as a “shocking supernatural tale of mental illness, bondage, incest, revenge and explicit graphic violence”. It features disturbing scenes including a pregnant woman being hit on the stomach with a bat to induce a miscarriage. Wound is due to premiere at the New Zealand Film Festival in July if approved for release by the chief censor Bill Hastings.

But it has enraged anti-violence campaigners who say it could incite copycat attacks. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said: “Research clearly shows that explicit sexual content of this nature contributes to an increase in sexual violence. “I can’t see how incest and graphic violence can be presented in an entertaining way.”