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IN THE REALM OF THE CENSORS

(MIFF 2011, Forums)

IN THE REALM OF THE CENSORS

Who should decide what you can and can't see?

The role of the censor and the censorship of film, video games and the internet is a divisive one in Australia today - In the Realm of the Censors will consider how censorship has been motivated to change over the course of MIFF's 60 years, and what contemporary issues drive the debate to determine how we see (and don't see) film in this country, and how that could all change.

Join David Stratton (ABC's At the Movies), Mark Spratt (Potential Films, distributors of contested titles such as Romance and Baise-Moi), acclaimed Australian director Peter Duncan (Children of the Revolution), Georgina Dridan (senior member of the Classification Board) and David Haines (former member, Film Censorship Board), as we discuss the fine line between community standards and creative practice.

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