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Turn It Off, Dammit! — Opposition to Film Screening

Turn Me On, Dammit!, an indie Norwegian film about a 15-year-old girl’s struggling with her burgeoning sexuality and dealing with high school tensions, has been widely acclaimed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet, controversy led to the … Continue reading

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State Governments Use Money to Censor Movies Filmed In Their States That Disturb Their Sensibilities and Egos.

Should states withhold film incentive because a film criticizes its anti-immigration policies or shows too much violence, or because a state official just finds it “objectionable”? As a way to bring business and revenue to their regions, various states have … Continue reading

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Student’s film removed from Boston University classroom

NCAC recently fielded a plea for help from a Boston University student filmmaker, at the College of Communication, whose film Wake Up had been removed from regular class consideration and critique for reasons which depended very much on point of … Continue reading

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Fear and censorship: Or, how strong is our commitment to free speech?

Violence against those who create and disseminate controversial words and images is not new. But for the last couple of centuries, commitment to free speech has trumped fear of violence in Western liberal democracies. As late as 1989, Salman Rushdie’s … Continue reading

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School defends R-rated films as essential teaching tools

The school board at Council Rock School District in southeastern Pennsylvania decided last week that teachers may continue to use R-rated movies in class.  Their defense of the policy comes after an extended controversy that began last fall when parent … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Film Censorship

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