Question by Reba K: Does Borat Owe a Poor Village some of the profits from his movie?
“They claim film-makers lied to them about the true nature of the project, which they believed would be a documentary about their hardship, rather than a comedy mocking their poverty and isolation.
“Villagers say they were paid just £3 each for this humiliation, for a film that took around £27million at the worldwide box office in its first week of release.
“Now they are planning to scrape together whatever modest sums they can muster to sue Baron Cohen and fellow film-makers, claiming they never gave their consent to be so cruelly misrepresented.
Should the filmmakers make an nice Honor Payment to the villagers?
Answer by Jane BK
Borat is unlikely to have any obligation toward the villagers, the people in the movie, or the people of the United States who were the real objects of fun in this film.
Give your answer to this question below!