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More Lawsuits for Borat November 26, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Lawsuit, Romania.
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(New York) – People in a remote Romanian village are suing over the Borat movie. Gypsies in the village of Glod were used as stand-ins for Kazakhs in the film. The $30 million lawsuit says the film’s makers exploited them, telling them the
footage was for a documentary about extreme poverty in Romania that would fairly depict their lives, living conditions, occupations, community, heritage and beliefs.

The suit says “nothing could have been further from the truth” and says villagers were shown “as rapists, abortionists, prostitutes, thieves, racists, bigots, simpletons and/or boors.”

But, a spokesman for 20th Century Fox says “the movie was never presented to anyone in Romania as a documentary.” He says the people in Glod were paid above the usual rate and mixed with professional actors and others to portray a fictional village. He says Borat is “a film that uses satire to expose racism and bigotry.”

 

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C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: WLTX.com

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