Bangladesh Film Censor Board

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Bangladesh Film Censor Board
Formation 1977
Headquarters Dhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
Website Bangladesh Film Censor Board

Bangladesh Film Censor Board is a regulatory agency that is responsible for the censorship of movies and is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]

History

The censor board was set up in 1977 following the framing of Bangladesh Censorship of Film Rules.[1] The agency is responsible for the censorship of locally produced movies, foreign imports and acts as the registration of film clubs in Bangladesh.[2] Martuza Ahmed the secretary of Ministry of Information is the ex-officio Chairman of the Board.[3] The board in 2015 blocked My Bicycle, the first chakma language (a minority language) in Bangladesh.[4] The Censor also blocked a movie about the Rana Plaza building collapse in which more than a thousand garment workers died.[5][6] A movie was banned where the villain wore a Mujib coat, a style associated with the founding president of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujib.[7]

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Hayat, Anupam. "Film Censorship". en.banglapedia.org. Banglapedia. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  2. "Bangladesh Film Censor Board". www.bfcb.gov.bd. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  3. "Bangladesh Film Censor Board". bfcb.gov.bd. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  4. "Bangladesh's Censor Board Blocks the Country's First Chakma-Language Film". globalvoices.org. Global Voices. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  5. "Bangladesh Censor Board blocks 'Rana Plaza' from cinemas". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  6. "Bangladesh court bans movie on Rana Plaza factory disaster". america.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  7. "Film banned as villain wears Mujib coat". thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2016.