Freedom to View Statement
- It is in the public interest to provide the broadest possible access to
films and other audiovisual materials because they have proven to be among the
most effective means for the communication of ideas. Liberty of circulation is
essential to insure the constitutional guarantee of freedom of expression.
- It is in the public interest to provide for our audiences film and other
audiovisual materials which represent a diversity of views and expression.
Selection of a work does not constitute or imply agreement with or approval of
- It is our professional responsibility to resist the constraint of
or prejudging a film on the basis of the moral, religious or political beliefs
of the producer or film-maker or on the basis of controversial content.
- It is our professional responsibility to contest vigorously, by all
lawful means, every encroachment upon the public's freedom to view.