Denmark defends artistic freedom after Sudan criticizes film
Denmark has no plans to discuss or interfere in the content of a Danish film under production that Sudan alleges to be anti-Muslim, Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller said Wednesday, DPA reported.
A spokesman for the Sudanese government on Tuesday criticized Danish film director Susanne Bier's upcoming movie The Revenge as racist.
The film is being shot in Kenya and Denmark.
The Danish Foreign Ministry would on Wednesday send a reply to Sudan stating that "there is artistic freedom and freedom of speech in Denmark," Moller told news agency Ritzau.
"We defend what is legal in Denmark. Others should not interfere in that," he added.
The movie also touches on Sudan's troubled Darfur region, and links events in a refugee camp there to a little town in Denmark.
The film is scheduled to premier at the end of August.
Bier's movie After the Wedding was nominated for in the best foreign language film at the Oscars in 2007.
He most recent film, Things We Lost in the Fire, stars Halle Berry.