Director fights “R” rating on Warsaw Ghetto film

A documentary on the Warsaw Ghetto has been given an “R” rating by the Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA), triggering concern whether historical footage on starvation and death can be shown in high schools for educational purposes.

The film’s distributor, Oscilloscope Laboratories, announced immediately that it will appeal the decision, with Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, founder and head of Oscilloscope, commenting, “MPAA has really gone too far this time. It’s bullshit.”

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