Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bye to Censorship – and Hello

Sweden stops censoring movies. It's the last of the democratic countries to do so, and it was one of the first countries to start it in 1911. Swedish tradition is one of government control in order to “protect” its citizens from bad influence – but the last few decades of censoring movies have dealt with excessive violence, and not sex scenes. That makes some sense.

The essay has been moved to my personal website:

Bye to Censorship – and Hello

1 comment:

  1. Hi Stefan,

    I recommend this program from SRP1s cinema magazine "Kino" ( A very interesting take on the Swedish censorship policy. However I think it is interesting to see the influence Hollywood has on the Swedish age-ratings on movies aimed at kids and teenagers, especially when age-demographic borders are blurred by for instance cartoon to film adaptations.