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Censor for a Day

Twice a year the Office runs a programme for schools called Censor for a Day. It takes place towards the end of the first term and the start of the fourth term. Each programme rotates between 4 regional locations. A DVD which provides information on the classification system is now available to schools which are unable to attend the Censor for a Day programme. To request a copy of the DVD please contact the Information Unit.

The proposed (but not confirmed) programme for the year is:

2010 1st Term: Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington.

2010 3rd Term: Tauranga/Rotorua, Hamilton, Wellington.

The event takes senior high school students through the process of classifying a film. The Chief Censor gives a brief introduction to the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993, then the students watch a pre-release film. Following a brief morning tea, students work through a modified consideration sheet, which mimics the process used by the Office to classify publications. The day finishes with a discussion and questions.

In Term 3 of 2009 Censor for a Day was held in Wellington, Napier, New Plymouth, Wanganui and Palmerston North; participating students were shown the film Jennifer's Body.

Read the results from the Term 3, 2009 Censor for a Day

Students at Censor for a Day

Students at Censor for a Day in Napier


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