Cinema: New Pictures

The Forgotten Village (Kline; Mayer-Burstyn) is a documentary film of integrity and beauty, the story of the triumph of modern medicine over an archaic female herb doctor in the squalid village of Santiago, high in the mountains of Mexico's centra! plateau. Its post-production history is the triumph of reason over the paleolithic prejudice of New York State's three-man-four-woman board of movie censors, who banned the picture because it was "indecent . . . inhuman. . . ."

The civil-service censor board was reversed by the State Board of Regents after the film's makers, Producer-Director...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!