Bangladesh Film Censor Board

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

Bangladesh Film Censor Board
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language

History edit

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 and foreign imports, and acts as the registrar of film clubs in Bangladesh.[2] Martuza Ahmed, the secretary of the Ministry of Information, is the ex-officio chairman of the board.[3] In 2015, the board blocked My Bicycle, the first film in the Chakma language (a minority language) in Bangladesh.[4] It also blocked a movie about the Rana Plaza building collapse in which more than a thousand garment workers died.[5][6] Another movie was banned in which the villain wore a Mujib coat, a style associated with the founding president of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujib.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ a b Hayat, Anupam. "Film Censorship". Banglapedia. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Bangladesh Film Censor Board". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh Film Censor Board". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh's Censor Board Blocks the Country's First Chakma-Language Film". Global Voices. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh Censor Board blocks 'Rana Plaza' from cinemas". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Bangladesh court bans movie on Rana Plaza factory disaster". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Film banned as villain wears Mujib coat". The Daily Star. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2016.