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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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