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Laos: Australian film ‘The Rocket’ banned

21 November 2013

As The Rocket’s campaign for an Oscar nomination gets under way, the Australian film has been banned in the country it is set in — Laos.

Director Kim Mordaunt’s drama, about an apparently cursed 10-year-old boy who wants to help his struggling family, was invited to the Luang Prabang Film Festival next month. But the censors in the communist nation have stopped the Lao-language film from screening because it deals with the touchy issue of relocating villagers for the construction of hydro-electric dams in the country.

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