Customs problems?

From: Jason Cortlund (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Dec 23 2007 - 09:36:41 PST

Hello Frameworkers:

I just wanted to compare notes with anyone who might be having similar
problems. I hope this doesn't sound too paranoid, as I'm not someone who
usually worries about these kinds of things.

Twice in the last month I've received return packets from international film
festivals (in Canada & Greece) that have been completely ripped open in
transit and not resealed. The first occurrence I chalked up to the poor
quality of my local post office in Brooklyn, even though I lost a video
print. But after getting a second packet that was opened in a similar
manner, I had to admit that the opening didn't look accidental or done by
machinery. And since the film in question is a critique of torture and
America's presence in Iraq (albeit it, a fairly abstract critique), my
unease is not subsiding.

Without getting into Big Brother theories, I just wanted to know if anyone
else in the US has experienced anything similar lately with international
mailings from festivals.

Best regards,

Jason Cortlund
Brooklyn, NY, US

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