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Pastor uses U.S. court to censor U.K. producer.

Indirect censorship of television is charged in a $2 million lawsuit filed by the Rev. Donald Wildmon to prevent the American showing of the U.K. documentary, Damned in the U.S.A., in which he also appears. Wildmon is the president of the American Family Association, a conservative group which claims to fight indecency and an anti-Christian message in the media. Damned in the U.S.A. was produced by Paul Yule who charged that Wildmon's action amounted to the same as a boycott. The documentary has been shown in Britain.

According to Wildmon, Yule violated an agreement that the film wouldn't be aired in the U.S. without his approval. Yule denies that such a deal was ever made.

"Wildmon is using the legal system as a means of influencing what is shown to the public," Yule complained in a recent interview.

The film traces attempts to ban controversial art works in the U.S.
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Title Annotation:Donald Wildmon files suit to prevent showing of documentary 'Damned in the U.S.A.'; produced by Paul Yule
Publication:Video Age International
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Feb 1, 1992
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