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Should Film CENSORSHIP Exist?

Compiled by:  Sachitra Gurung
Photos: Ram Tandukar/ Gokul Shrees

Rosy Giri
Council member, US Embassy Youth Council Nepal

There are so many strong voices standing up for partial or no censorship at all. However, I would like to stand for full censorship on movies because you never know who’s watching it. You can never know how the content might affect a person; for instance porn, violence, abusive, racist, offensive and likewise content. Films can inspire people, change attitude and ignite something deep within. Yes, I do agree censorship would not be necessary in a perfect world where children wouldn’t be exposed to films inappropriate for their age and every person had the ability to recognise the boundary between film and reality. But we don’t live in a perfect world. So, while we can’t always monitor what children watch, we can take significant steps to protect the vulnerable in society through censorship.