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Film and Literature Board of Review Decisions

About the Film and Literature Board of Review Decisions
The decisions of the Film and Literature Board of Review are formal legal documents of a semi-judicial body. For this reason they must be made available in full. They do not contain images or examples of pornography. In descriptions of the material being assessed the Board needs to use language used in the material and needs to describe some images in general terms. It may not be appropriate for young people to access this material without adult guidance. Teachers and others encouraging use of this site for students doing projects on censorship are advised to familiarise themselves with the material first, before directing students towards it.

The decisions of the Board of Film and Literature Review are accessable by the use of a log-in and password. These can be obtained by sending an email to Your email should state your name, phone contact details and whether or not you are over 18 years old. Log-in and password details will be supplied as soon as possible, usually the next working day after the request is received.

To read a decision, click on the highlighted title below. The decisions are all in .pdf format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

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