Pardon

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Date: 2002

Region: Middle East

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Film Video


Artist: Vedat Ozdemir

Confronting Bodies: Supervisory Council for Cinema, Video and Music

Date of Action: 2002

Location: Turkey

Description of Artwork: Vedat Ozdemir's film Pardon narrates the problems of a juvenile who is imprisoned over a confusion in names.

The Incident: Ozdemir's film was awarded a prize at Turkey's Golden Orange Film Festival. Shortly after the film's achievement it was banned by the Supervisory Council for Cinema, Video and Music, which is part of the justice ministry.

Results of Incident: The film was banned.

Source: Index on Censorship, 1/03