It's almost unbelievable but we just got good news from the Thai film censor board (no, nothing to do with the police's brilliant initiative to tap the Line app, which sent a wave of terror through smartphone-addicted teenagers around the country).
The board has permitted the screening of a Thai documentary made to, err, mock and expose the labyrinthine and mostly insensible workings of the censor board itself.
The documentary film Censor Must Die was made by Ing K and Manit Sriwanichpoom in response to the Film Censorship Committee and the National Film Board banning their feature film Shakespeare Must Die last year. In the documentary, the two chronicle their exhausting and soul-crushing trips to lodge an appeal, to various human rights agencies to raise their case, and finally to the Administrative Court where they filed a lawsuit against the censors.
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