"> Name: Turkish justice ministry bans award-winning film

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Middle East and Caucasus

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumFilm Video

Artist: Vedat Ozdemir

Confronting Bodies: Supervisory Council for Cinema, Video and Music

Date of Action: 2002

Specific Location: Turkey

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

Description of Incident: Ozdemir's film was awarded a prize at Turkey's Golden Orange Film Festival. Shortly after the film's praise, 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

Submitted By: NCAC

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