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Joyland, a movie made in Pakistan, is about a young married man who falls in love with a transgender woman. The movie won a prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and will represent Pakistan in next year’s Academy Awards. But a week before the film was due for release at home, Pakistani withdrew its certification. Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, a senator from the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party, is in favour of the ban, arguing that the film went against so-called Islamic values. He shared tweets which said the decision came after complaints that the film contains “highly objectionable material” and went […]

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