Meet the Censors (2020)

  • 1h 40m
  • Håvard Fossum
  • engelske undertekster

Hvad er censur? Bliv klogere på et dilemma i et åbensindet møde med censorer fra Tyskland til Sudan, Iran og USA.

Fra et kafkask kontor for sociale medier i Tyskland og videre til Sudan, og til samtaler med en iransk ayatollah, en indisk filmcensur og kritiske journalister i Kina. Norske Håvard Fossum er rejst ud for at forstå, hvad censur er, og hvordan censorer arbejder i både teori og praksis. Hvis de har én ting til fælles, er det, at de alle er overbevist om, at netop de arbejder i den gode sags tjeneste, og at censur er et bolværk mod socialt kaos. Et paradoksalt projekt med både komiske og tragiske konsekvenser. Men i en urolig tid, hvor censuren selv antager nye former, er der grund til at lytte efter.

What is censorship? Find out more about the dilemma in an open-minded encounter with censors from Germany to Sudan, Iran and China.

From a Kafkaesque office for social media in Germany and on to Sudan, and to conversations with an Iranian Ayatollah, an Indian film censor and critical journalists in China. The Norwegian Håvard Fossum has travelled the world to understand what censorship is, and how censors work, both in theory and in practice. If they have one thing in common, it is that they are all convinced that they are working for a good cause, and that censorship is a safeguard against social chaos. A paradoxical project with both comical and tragic consequences. But in troubled times, when censorship itself takes on new forms and is both defended and attacked from the most diverse sides, there are plenty of good reasons to listen to the people who are tasked with dealing with it in practice. An American professor advises Fossum to approach his interviews with an open mind, no matter who he is talking to. But it is precisely the United States that turns out to be the place where it is hardest to get the censors to talk. A film for our times about the freedom of speech and its possible limits.

Director

Håvard Fossum

Producer

Ingvil Giske

Producer

Håvard Fossum

Language(s)

Norwegian

Subtitle(s)

English