Parammount Pictures is delaying the release of The Kite Runner because of fears that the child actors may be in danger. Since the story includes a rape scene, the Afghan children and their families may face attacks from other Afghans because of the culturally unacceptable matieral in the movie. The actor who portrays Hassan particularly fears for his life because he feels his fellow Hazara might feel humiliated by his rape scene.
At this time, the movie has been delayed until Dec. 14.
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What are your reactions to this? What responsibilites do the producers have for protecting the families? We have much to discuss at our next book club meeting on Oct. 24!