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Film provokes censorship, tolerance debate at USD
by Jonathan Ellis
A professor at the University of South Dakota is refusing calls to cancel the screening of a controversial documentary that depicts brutality against Muslim women.
The "Honor Diaries" is scheduled to be screened at the university's annual women and gender conference on April 10. But another screening of the film that was supposed to take place Sunday didn't happen for reasons unknown, and there is pressure from some staff and faculty members to cancel next month's showing.
Miglena Sternadori, a professor of media and journalism and the women and gender studies coordinator, is refusing to bow to that pressure, saying the film depicts issues that are relevant to the women and gender conference.
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