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Banned in Siam

We look at the hot issue of censorship and its inconsistencies

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Fah Tam Pan Din Soong, or Boundary, is the first film in Thailand to be banned, unbanned and then censored a bit. 

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Last Tuesday, a censorship panel attached to the Ministry of Culture deemed the documentary, which involves a crackdown on the 2010 red-shirt rally and the border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia, a threat to national security and bilateral relations and, thus, banned it. Then, the next day, the film's director was contacted by the censors to inform him that the initial ban was a "technical mistake".

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