President of Brazil threatens to censor show business
On Thursday, Brazilian politician Jair Bolsonaro, a military officer whose conservative populism got him sworn in as president in January, threatened to end Agência Nacional do Cinema (ANCINE), the federal film agency, for being too liberal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bolsonaro also said the ANCINE office would be moved away from Rio de Janeiro, the cultural seat of Brazil as well as home to its film industry, to the political capital of Brasilia, and encouraged the institution to fund more family-friendly movies. More than a hundred local pictures were released in 2017, compared to thirty in 2001, the year ANCINE was founded.
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