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Last meeting held on 13 October 2015 (for confirmation)
The Committee confirmed the minutes of the meeting held on 13 October 2015 as a correct record and they were signed by the Chair.
Report of Director of Community Protection
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Community Protection, requesting it to make a recommendation regarding the classification of the film ‘Dark Angels’, which is designed for education purposes and will eventually be shown in schools and community / family centres to highlight issues for females as a result of their partners, brothers and family members being involved in gangs/drug culture, domestic violence, trafficking and sexual exploitation.
The classification decision at this meeting is for a private screening at a ticketed event for adults only at Cineworld, Cornerhouse, during March 2016, with a view to editing the film prior to showing in schools and community / family centres (to be viewed by children and young adults).
During deliberation, the Chair stated that part of the Committee’s remit under the Licensing Act 2003 was to promote the licensing objectives, including the Protection of Children from Harm and the Prevention of Crime and Disorder, which he felt this film achieved.
During discussion, it was stated that a letter of support for the film’s concept and proposed use has been received from the City Council’s Lord Mayor and other City Councillors.
Members present at the meeting had previously viewed the film in its entirety.
RESOLVED that the Committee recommends that the film ‘Dark Angels’, in its current form, is suitable for viewing only by those aged 15 years and over.