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Attempts to ban Berlusconi doc creates interest

TV networks RAI and Mediaset, owned by Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, have refused to screen a trailer for Venice Film Festival doc Videocracy, which is critical of Berlusconi. The move has only heightened interest in the Erik Gandini documentary and requests by Italian theaters to screen the doc have doubled.
September 3, 2009

TV networks RAI and Mediaset, owned by Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, have refused to screen a trailer for Venice Film Festival doc Videocracy, which is critical of Berlusconi. The move has only heightened interest in the Erik Gandini documentary and requests by Italian theaters to screen the doc have doubled.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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