Sussex police this week ordered a local cinema not to show a documentary about peace campaigners SMASH EDO.
The film, which features the long running campaign against arms manufacturers EDO MBM, was due to be screened at the Duke of Yorks Cinema in Brighton on Monday night.
According to the cinema they were contacted in the afternoon by environmental health officers who told them that the police had ordered the movie not be screened as it had not yet received certification.
A spokesman for the production company SchMovies said:
“I am extremely disappointed but not entirely surprised by the police’s action. As the showing of the film has been widely advertised for at least six weeks, not least in the Duke of York’s programme any certification issues could have been dealt with well prior to the event. Our film although focussing mainly on the rights and wrongs of protest shows a number of examples of questionable police behaviour – Perhaps this is why they left their move so late”
Watch the trailer at http://www.schnews.org.uk/schmovies/index-on-the-verge.htm