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john (john@krl.org)
Mon, 3 Feb 2003 17:23:04 -0800 (PST)

Our library has had the film “Sweet Sweetback's Badass Song” challenged by a
patron because he claims it contains scenes of 'child pornography'.
I've been able to find 4 reviews (Video Source Book gave it 3 of 4, All Movie
Guide gave it 3 of 5, VideoHound gave it 3 of 5, Leonard Maltin gave it 3 of
OCLC indicates that nearly 200 libraries in the US hold the title, mostly
academic libraries, and from my research I've discovered that this movie
started the 'blaxploitation' style films.
My questions;
Has anyone had 'experience' with this title?
Would you mind pointing me in the direction of more reviews?
If you have a copy, could I borrow it for screening purposes because the local
authorities are holding my library's copy for the FBI to preview?
Never a dull moment.
John Fossett
PS. Can anyone think of legal cases with similar issues?

John F. Fossett
Media Librarian
Kitsap Regional Library

KRL, more than books!