SINGAPORE - The Singapore Buddhist Federation (SBF) has voiced concern over the inclusion of a risque film rated R21 in an upcoming independent Buddhist film festival. The film, which features nudity and sexual scenes, does not "ring true to Buddhist practices", said the federation's president, Venerable Seck Kwang Phing. Ven Seck said that from what he has seen of the film's introduction, the film is inappropriate for screening under the name of Buddhism as it does not introduce Buddhist practices. Titled Suffering Of Ninko, the film depicts a young monk struggling to stay virtuous despite young men and women being attracted to him. "Buddhism does not ask you to suppress or indulge in your desire," said Ven Seck, who noted that others in the federation were concerned about the film, too. "It (the film) looks like it has got nothing to do with Buddhism. There is no Buddhist substance in it," he added. ..."The film uses Ninko as a character to represent someone who struggles between suppression and indulgence of one's desires. In Buddhist teachings, neither are appropriate and the key is to understand desire and its root causes in order not to be controlled by it," he added. Buddhist Federation expresses concern over risque film at Buddhist film festival It's to generate discourse--not intercourse. As an aside, I wouldn't mind seeing it.