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Durban Film Festival opens to fanfare — but where’s the film?

South Africa’s world-class film festival in the city of Durban had an opening film and a closing film. But somehow, along the way, the opening night film was pulled from the program. Censors, to the dismay of many, had found it pornographic. According to the festival program, the film tells the somber tale of a small-town high school teacher with a penchant for young girls. “The director’s third feature is ...

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO BANKRUPTCY TIMELINE

Nov. 2009 - After months of corporate media endorsing Franklin resident Dave Bing for mayor, he wins. Tom Barrow challenges the outcome, but 59,135 ballots cannot be recounted. Bing seated. In his term, he privatizes Workforce Development and Health Department, fails an effort to take over the schools and implements Detroit Works Project (now Detroit Future City) to downsize the city. ...

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