Netizens outraged after the ban of Oscar contender ‘Joyland’
The official contender of the Oscars from Pakistan has been banned but from where? Yes, it's banned in Pakistan, what an irony. The movie which received multiple awards and standing ovations at international film festivals and awards has been banned for containing ‘highly objectionable material’.
Pakistani celebrities are demanding the release of Joyland. On Saturday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MoIB) issued a notification banning Joyland stating that the movie defies the social norms of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. After the notification went viral, many people and celebrities voiced for the release of the movie.