Haifaa al-Mansour sees parallels between her own experience in a conservative society and the life of the 19th-century author of “Frankenstein.”
The European Broadcasting Union said that a Chinese TV channel’s censorship of sections of the song contest’s semifinal was not in line with its values.
Two directors in the running for the film festival’s top prize, Kirill S. Serebrennikov of Russia and Jafar Panahi of Iran, are barred from travel by their governments.
With hipsters and Oliver Stone in attendance, the Fajr International Film Festival reflects a changing, more self-confident society in Iran.
China’s heavy-handed attempts to drive tens of thousands of migrant workers out of big cities have inspired a backlash of paintings, songs and poetry.
The Culture Ministry withdrew permission for the film to be shown in the country, denouncing its satirical treatment of the Soviet Union and its legacy.
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A film about an abduction case was banned by Pakistan’s censors, but a public outcry, fueled by a social media campaign, helped overturn the ruling.
A new class of editors is quietly reshaping children’s literature, vetting books for cultural and racial stereotypes before they reach readers.