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Banned Occupy Nigeria Documentary Goes Viral
Written by Nwachukwu Egbunike On 18 April 2013 @ 12:36 pm | 1 Comment
In Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, English, Feature, Film, Freedom of Speech, Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa, Weblog
A Nigerian documentary about the government’s removal of a fuel subsidy last year, which sparked the country’s Occupy Nigeria protest, has gone viral on the Nigerian blogosphere after authorities banned the film.
The 30-minute documentary “Fuelling Poverty” chronicles the protests, which took place in January 2012, as well as takes a critical stance on poverty and corruption in Nigeria. After the film premiered in December 2012 in the capital city of Abuja, director Ishaya Bako submitted it to Nigeria’s National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) for approval.
News website Premium Times reported that not only…
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