The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has denied❌ censor exemption to 3⃣ documentaries📹, based on recent national controversies, for screening at the upcoming International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.
The festival, which begins on June 16, is organised by the Kerala State Chalachithra Academy, a body under the state government's Department of Cultural Affairs.
The 📹films denied screening at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala are "The Unbearable Being of Lightness" (based on Rohith Vemula's suicide), "In the shade of Fallen Chinar" (on the unrest in Kashmir), and "March, March, March" (based on the student agitation at JNU).
The Ministry hasn't cited any reason for denying censor exemption for these films, which are based on socially relevant themes. Around 200-odd films were sent for censor exemption and only these 3⃣ were denied according to the Academy Chairman Kamal
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