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The Kerala High Court on Tuesday permitted the screening of Anand Patwardhans documentary Vivek (Reason) at the ongoing International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.
The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had earlier denied sanction to screen the documentary at the festival on the ground that “the theme of the film is sensitive and it would invite law and order issues”.
The films at the festival do not essentially require a censor certificate, but a censor exemption certificate from the Union ministry is mandatory for the screening of films at the festival. Last month, the festival organiser had approached the union ministry seeking censor exemption for 161 films slated to be screened in the six-day festival, which would end on June 26. The ministry, however, did not give censor exemption for Vivek, which delves into religious fundamentalism in the country, against the background of the murders of Read More – Source