Act in front of Ancine in RJ denounces film censorship

This Thursday morning (4), an act organized by the Levante Popular da Juventude movement gathered activists in front of the building of the National Cinema Agency (Ancine), in the central region of Rio de Janeiro, with the aim of demonstrating against the government Bolsonaro when denouncing film censorship marighella and the dismantling of the audiovisual development agency.

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The film, directed by actor Wagner Moura, officially premieres this Thursday (4) in national cinemas, after two years of waiting, without any public investment for distribution in large theaters – a right to which major national cinematographic productions can have access.

The film, starring Seu Jorge, was recorded in 2019. It portrays the last five years of the life of Carlos Marighella, a Bahian guerrilla who was a federal deputy for the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) and leader of the armed struggle in the 1960s. The premiere takes place on the 52nd anniversary of the guerrilla’s death.

An act organized by the Levante Popular da Juventude movement gathered militants in front of the Ancine/ Júnior Araújo/Levante Popular da Juventude building

“We are not going to tolerate a return to the landmarks of the dictatorship, but we are going to defend art and culture in our country,” said the director of Culture at the National Union of Students (UNE) and one of the organizers of the act, Rosa Amorim, during the protest.

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In a note sent to the press, Levante also stated that the government has been promoting a real attack on the country’s cultural bodies. “Ancine, the agency that promotes national cinema, is an extremely important tool for the appreciation of Brazilian culture”, says the excerpt of the text.


In a statement, the movement stated that the government has been promoting a real attack on the country’s cultural bodies / Júnior Araújo / Levante Popular da Juventude

According to the member of the national coordination of the Popular Youth Movement, Carol Black, it is necessary to have the courage to mobilize against the attacks promoted by the Bolsonaro government against cultural productions, especially progressive ones.

“The film marighella he suffered an attempt at censorship because he was an encourager of the people who taught us that we must not be afraid and we must have the courage to say an uprising against censorship”, he told the report by Brazil in fact.

Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro

Edition: Mariana Pitasse

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