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Monica Alis bok «Brick Lane» skal bli film, men filmskaperne er blitt rådet av politiet til ikke å filme i strøket boken skildrer. Deler av innvandrerne fra Bangladesh likte ikke boken da den kom og vil ikke at den skal bli film.

The makers of the film Brick Lane have cancelled filming in the London area where it is set owing to opposition from the Bangladeshi community there.
Ruby Films said it had been advised by police and Tower Hamlets council not to film in Brick Lane area, Shoreditch.

Brick Lane Business Association chairman Mahmoud Roug told BBC News it was a «victory for the community».

Some members of the Bangladeshi community claim that the original novel, by Monica Ali, is «insulting».

The book is about a Bangladeshi woman sent to London for an arranged marriage.

Ruby Films is now seeking alternative locations for exterior scenes it had been due to film in the Brick Lane area this weekend.

Man kan spørre hvor representative kritikern er. Ofte er det de mest avvisende som setter tonen. Det er et nederlag for britisk toleranse når en bok om innvandrermiljøer ikke kan filmes i området den beskriver.

Bangladesherne er muslimer. Leder av handelsforeningen mener boken fornærmer dem. Det er ihvertfall ikke spesielt kommersielt tenkt. En filminnspilling ville generert interesse. Nå får Brick Lane negativ reklame.

Mr Roug said: «If they have moved from here and will not be filming here, it is a victory for the community.»

The original novel said «a lot of wrong and bad things about the community», he said.
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«As the book was saying things against the people of the Brick Lane area, they shouldn’t come to do their filming around Brick Lane.

«The people [of Brick Lane] have been humiliated, and they [the film-makers] should not come near to them.»

Brick Lane makers cancel filming
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5220498.stm