India: Film unbanned and rebanned

A film that was banned in 1975 was finally shown at the Kolkata Film Festival, only to be pulled after a single screening following a stay order from a Sikkim court. Satyajit Ray’s documentary Sikkim, commissioned by last king of Sikkim, was banned when the Himalayn kingdom became part of India. After its first screening on Wednesday, the Art and Culture Trust of Sikkim filed a case for copyright infringement which was upheld by the state’s High Court.