Wednesday, April 15, 2015

'Unfreedom' director's "Freedom" curtailed: Calls for Freedom of Expression

After 'Unfreedom' was banned by the Censor Board in India from releasing in India, its director Raj Amit Kumar has released a video appealing to everyone to sign a petition addressed to the Prime Minister of India to protect rights of freedom of expression of all Indian citizens. The video, which was uploaded on Youtube few days back, questions the functioning of Censor Board and the way it passes imbecile decisions without batting an eyelid.

In the video, filmmaker Raj Amit Kumar states that the Censor Board should 'rate' or 'certify' a movie instead of banning and offering cuts. He also challenges that he will keep sending these signed petitions to PMO and Censor board until there is a real change.

Raj Amit Kumar’s movie 'Unfreedom' juxtaposes two powerful and unflinching contemporary stories about religious fundamentalism and intolerance. Shifting between New York and New Delhi, one tale follows a Muslim terrorist who kidnaps a liberal Muslim scholar in order to silence him, while the other charts the travails of a young woman whose devout father tries to force her into an arranged marriage, which she resists because she is secretly in love with another woman. The four characters come face to face with gruesome acts of violence in battles of identity, sexuality, religion, love, and family.

Kumar is seeking support from everyone who believes in freedom of speech. In order for this petition campaign to be successful, and for a real change to happen for all Indians, the filmmaker seeks support and is urging everyone to sign up for this petition and support #Unfreedom campaign against censorship in India.

To sign up for this petition and support #Unfreedom campaign against censorship in India, here is the link to the video. Go ahead and sign if you believe in freedom of speech.

Should you wish to watch its trailor, see it here....

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