Region: Middle East
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Film Video
Artist: Vedat Ozdemir
Confronting Bodies: Supervisory Council for Cinema, Video and Music
Date of Action: 2002
Description of Artwork: Vedat Ozdemir's film Pardon narrates the problems of a juvenile who is imprisoned over a confusion in names.
The Incident: Ozdemir's film was awarded a prize at Turkey's Golden Orange Film Festival. Shortly after the film's achievement it was banned by the Supervisory Council for Cinema, Video and Music, which is part of the justice ministry.
Results of Incident: The film was banned.
Source: Index on Censorship, 1/03