Thursday, 3 September 2009
VARIETY MAGAZINE FEATURES BANNED KENYAN FILM
American magazine Variety features the ongoing battle between Jitu Films and the Kenya Film Censorship Board (KFCB).
The piece titled “Movie ban can't quash Kenya's Jitu” by Christopher Vourlias, read:
“The often antagonistic relationship between government and the film community has been a thorn in the side of many Kenyan filmmakers. Local productions are forced to navigate an endless maze of red tape: fees to the censorship board, pre-approval of scripts from the Department of Film Services, battles with the Ministry of Information. The government, too, has been accused of double standards: While Otto: The Blood Bath was deemed too horrific for Kenyan audiences, pirated Western horror films are readily available on the streets of Nairobi.