The National Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB, says it will begin massive seizure and burning of pornography films and unclassified DVDs from Nov 25 across the country.
Executive Director of the board, Alh. Adedayo Thomas disclosed this when Culture, Arts Tourism and Entertainment Writers Association Abuja, CATEWAA paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
He said they were embarking on the campaign against piracy because such unclassified items were responsible for the dearth of our local art/artists.
Thomas said the campaign would begin in Abuja and would be taken to states as well.
‘‘This collaboration is to principally develop the national Films and Video Censors Board. The Film industry has more than 200 Guilds, less than 15 are functioning. It was when I came in we were able to resolve crisis in Actors Guild of Nigeria.
‘‘I invite you to the burning of Pornography and unclassified works that will come up on 25th of November at yet to be named location. We are still doing the counting of the cost but is a huge one.
‘‘We are starting from Abuja, then other zones. We have a lot of massively seized films which we are doing the burning now. ‘‘We have embarked on all foreign films, they are illegal, it is stolen intellectual property.
“The only foreign films that we confirm from the original owners are the ones in Cinemas. All two and three in one are not classified or censored. We have embarked on massive seizure operations.’’