Ban on screenings at Kerala fest unfortunate: Jahnu Barua
Guwahati, June 20 (PTI): Asserting that freedom of expression is important, eminent filmmaker Jahnu Barua today termed as “very unfortunate” the Centre’s decision not to allow the screening of three films at a Kerala festival.
“It is very unfortunate. As a filmmaker, personally, I do not like censorship at all. We always want that films should be shown. Freedom of expression is very important,” he told reporters here.
He, however, said as he had not watched the three documentaries, he did not know why they were not allowed to to be screened.
The three films were about the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohit Vemula, student protests at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the unrest in Kashmir through the eyes of young artists.