BIFF 2020
Norwegian documentary - Competition
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Meet the Censors

Norge/ 2020/ 1 t. 40 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/tysk/hindi/Farsi/mandarin
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Håvard Fossum
WRITER:
Håvard Fossum
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Egil Håskjold Larsen, Odd Reinhardt Nicolaysen
PRODUCER:
Ingvil Giske, Håvard Fossum
What is censorship – really?

Everyone is against censorship – except for those few instances where it’s absolutely necessary. In MEET THE CENSORS filmmaker Håvard Fossum approaches the subject of freedom of speech by letting censors from different parts of the world – Iranian ayatollahs, Indian film censors and a German office tasked with combatting online hate speech – describe their work and their societal function. The result is a witty, thought-provoking and disturbing documentary which casts a refreshingly nuanced look at censorship and freedom of speech.

Håvard Fossum

Håvard Fossum (Norway) MEET THE CENSORS is Fossum’s first feature documentary.