Banned Occupy Nigeria Documentary Goes Viral

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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[1], 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[2] submitted it to Nigeria’s National Film and Video Censors Board[3] (NFVCB) for approval.
News website Premium Times[4] reported that not only…

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