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Arthur Everard

Director, Censor

Arthur Everard spent almost two decades making films for the National Film Unit, including directing award-winning rugby short Score and joining the team behind Commonwealth Games doco Games ’74. In 1984, Everard became New Zealand’s Chief Film Censor, a position he held for six years.

A large section of society has become far more open in the way it discusses things - not just sex and violence, but lots of things. Therefore as society changes, their attitudes to what is allowable in movies changes. Arthur Everard on censorship, 1987