The co-author of the film, François Margolin, called the decision a “victory”. The Justice annulled, Tuesday, July 12, the prohibition under 18 years of controversial documentary Salafis desired by the former Minister of Culture, Fleur Pellerin. The ban was suspended in February by the Administrative Court, which had temporarily lowered the age of prohibition to 16 years pending the judgment on the substance.
Filmed in Mali, Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania, Salafis , which aims to show the jihadists “as” as its authors call on leaders of Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Salafi religious authorities.
the documentary is interspersed images of jihadist propaganda and videos, without voice or comments, and shows very crudely the application of Sharia daily. At its release late January, only four rooms had screened the film against the 25 planned before the ban to minors.
But the court, propaganda scenes “in scope and how they are added in the documentary, participate in the denunciation of abuses against the population “ says the decision. To the court, this film “allows the public, by virtue of its overall design and realism of certain scenes, to reflect and to take the necessary perspective to violence pictures or words that could be presented. “
Therefore, ” contrary to what the Minister of Culture and Communication, said documentary can not be regarded as conveying a propaganda or inciting of religious fundamentalism, even indirectly, teenagers identify with movements advocating terrorist action “, he said again.
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