An essay film by filmmaker and archivist Sari Braithwaite, [Censored] offers an overview of film censorship in Australia, told through an ever-changing collage of images compiled from the footage that was cut from films released domestically between 1951 and 1978.
Alongside these shifting sequences - which range from the comically absurd to the brutal, from educational films to sexual material, and all points in-between - Braithwaite talks about the images, the films, and the shifting cultural mores that have changed the processes of classification and the response to it.
A fascinating work offering a unique insight into exactly what the censor saw, and you, your parents and grandparents couldn’t (at least until now), [Censored]is a fascinating examination of cinema and society, of what it means to watch film, the power of film, and the power of the censor’s cuts.
Screens with the short film Cherry.
Mon 9th, 8.15pm, Luna Leederville