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List of films banned in Chile

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This article lists 35 mm films and videos that were banned in Chile between 1972 and 2001.

Background

In 1974, during General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship (1973–1990), a film censorship decree allowed the banning of films.

In November 1996, after United International Pictures requested that The Last Temptation of Christ be rated, the film was allowed for audiences over 18. However, an ultra-conservative religious group filed an injunction to reverse the decision and in June 1997 the Supreme Court banned the film. In September 1997 a civil liberties group took the case to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In February 2001 the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that Chile was in violation of the American Convention on Human Rights and that it should lift the ban on the film and modify its legislation to comply with the convention. In August 2001 a constitutional reform eliminated film censorship and the film appeared on video stores. In January 2003 a new film rating law was published and the film was given an "over 18" rating. The film premiered on 13 March 2003 at a theater in Santiago.

References

List of films banned in Chile Wikipedia


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