Nepal Theaters protest cinema tax

posted by danpetitpas on October 2, 2008 at 7:40 am

NEPAL — Movie theaters across the country were closed last Monday to protest a tax the Chinese-backed government plans to placed on the film industry.

In the past, the tax had only been placed on foreign films being brought into Nepal for screening. But now the government wants to expand the tax to the entire community.

In addition, film producers and actors staged a one-hour sit-in protest in front of the Nepal Film Development Board. They warned of further protests if the decision is not rescinded.

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