Why did the Philippines approve Barbie screening? Why Did the Philippines Approve Barbie Screening?

The Philippines has allowed the screening of a documentary film “Barbie” Two main perspectives can be used to understand the controversy: freedom of speech and the increasing importance of Philippine Sino relations. The Philippines is a country that values freedom of speech and the sharing of different perspectives. By allowing the screening “Barbie”The government is committed to the principle of films and documentaries stimulating public discussion, promoting critical thinking, as well as contributing to a vibrant democracy. This decision is a signal that the country values creative freedom, and allows filmmakers to tell their stories even if some of them are controversial.

Second, the Philippines chose the film because of the growing relationship between China and the Philippines. The film “Barbie” The South China Sea disputes are the backdrop to a documentary which examines the relationship that exists between the Philippines, China and the South China Sea. The Philippines is seeking a balance in its dealings with China, maintaining peaceful relations and asserting their rights in the disputed water. The screening of “Barbie” It could be interpreted that this is a way for the Philippines to show they are willing to discuss their relationship with China. It shows the Philippines’ confidence and ability to engage in dialogue on controversial issues without compromising sovereignty and national interest.

MANILA (Philippines) (UPDATED: 5:23 PM) — There is no nine-dash line in the “Barbie” movie.

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board allowed the distribution of this film because it said that there was no scene showing the controversial nine-dash lines used by Beijing to assert their claim over parts the South China Sea.

After exposing the film to “two meticulous screenings,” The MTRCB discovered that the controversial scene depicting a map of different continents including Asia only had eight dashes rather than nine.

“Please note that the dash lines attached to a landmass labeled ‘Asia’ is not U-shaped, and has eight (8) dots/dashes instead of nine (9),” The MTRCB responded to Sen. Francis Tolentino in a reply letter in which it stated that the decision was made.

However, MTRCB has also requested the film’s distributor, Warner Bros., “to blur the controversial lines in order to avoid further misinterpretations.”

Vietnam banned screening earlier “Barbie,” DreamWorks 2019 animated movie is included in the list of films that Beijing has censored because it depicts Beijing’s delineation disputed waters. “Abominable,” Sony’s 2022 movie “Uncharted,” Australian spy movie 2021 “Pine Gap.”

What was the MTRCB basis for approving this film?

No direct depiction of the nine-dash lines. In its decision, the MTRCB stated that “it has no basis” Barbie banned since “there is no clear nor outright depiction of the “nine-dash line” in the film,  in comparison to films such as “Abominable” and “Uncharted.”

The Philippines does not appear on any map. The MTRCB has stated that there are no visible traces of the Philippines, Malaysia or Indonesia on the map in the scene which caused controversy and was shown in the movie trailer. This is “in stark contrast” Banned films “Abominable (2019)” The following are some examples of how to get started: “Uncharted (2022).” 

Different Shape The dashed lines on the landmass are labeled “Asia” The MTRCB says that the U-shaped shape is not true.

What is the policy of MTRCB for films that show the nine-dashline? 

The Board reaffirmed its commitment to censoring any materials that depict the “nine-dash line.”

“The MTRCB is firm, as per its mandate under Presidential Decree No. 1986, that when there is a clear portrayal in films/television of scenes injurious to the prestige of the Republic of the Philippines such as the ‘nine-dash line,’ we will not hesitate to ban said materials,” MTRCB stated.

“Conversely, if the material does not pose such a threat, then, in the spirit of fairness and objectivity, we will not impose a ban on such materials,” The board has been added.

Sony’s movie based on the videogame will be released in 2022 “Uncharted” starring Tom Holland was pulled out from cinemas—two months after release—over a scene with a map depicting China’s nine-dash line, and according to DFA, the scene was contrary to national interest.

The DFA also requested that the 2019 animated movie be pulled out. “Abominable” Two episodes of Australian political drama “Pine Gap” Netflix has a number of videos that show the nine-dashline.

In a statement sent to reporters Wednesday, the DFA said it is “not convinced that the lines shown depict anything more than a fictitious path in an imaginary world map.”

— with reports from Kristofer Purnell