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Aussie film pulled for prompting violence

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An Australian movie has been temporarily pulled from cinemas after violence broke out during two screenings.

According to the BBC, a security guard at a Sydney theatre was hospitalised after being attacked by 30 young people during a Thursday night showing of The Combination.

Greater Union Cinemas decided to axe future performances of the David Field movie, based on the 2005 race riots between Australian Lebanese and white youths, for the "safety and security" of staff members.

The Australian Film Syndicate described the move as "unprecedented", adding that the film was a "powerful, critically acclaimed work that has touched a nerve with the Australian public and deserves to be seen by everyone".

However, Greater Union have now announced that screenings will resume on Wednesday with additional security present at each showing.

"Our staff and patrons were placed in an environment they were not comfortable with from a personal safety perspective," said Flynn.

"Until we were able to address these concerns properly and implement additional security measures, the decision was made to suspend sessions of this film."

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