Purple Television

Karley Sciortino TV Takeover

Censorship has been a hot topic in the media recently—the continuing battle against government censorship of the internet, and the recent UK porn ban are two topics currently under heavy discussion. Sure, we’ve come a quite a way since the time of book burnings, and whitewashing pieces of history from children’s textbooks. We congratulate ourselves for our freedom to speak. And yet on a daily basis we are consuming and sharing information through the heavily patrolled, omnipresent censor-world of social media. For my Purple TV takeover, I’ve selected seven videos that look back at censorship throughout the decades, and the pioneers who helped fight for out freedom of expression. Text Karley Sciortino

[April 30 2015] : Television

Karley Sciortino TV Takeover / Immoral Tales (extract) by Walerian Borowczyk

“This is a speech given by the iconic filmmaker, John Waters, about free speech and censorship. As always, Waters is insightful, powerful and SO FUNNY, discussing everything from porn to rap lyrics to Richard Prince.” – Karley Sciortino

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