Sunday, December 30, 2007

Entertainment: Ukraine bans undubbed movies

A Ukrainian constitutional court has banned the screening or distribution of any foreign films which are not dubbed or sub-titled in the national language, following a campaign against movies translated into Russian.

The court ruled that foreign films would not be aired or distributed if “they are not dubbed or post-synchronized or do not have the captioning data in the state language."

AFP reports the move follows a campaign by the Ukrainian public movement Varto! calling for a boycott of foreign films dubbed in Russian or carrying Russian sub-titles.