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Ek Anek Aur Ekta

1974
Ek Anek Aur Ekta

India

Ek Anek Aur Ekta was directed by Vijaya Mulay and released in 1974 by the Center for Educational Technology. It sought to teach children about strength in unity.
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Amitabh Bachchan and Sholay

1975
Amitabh Bachchan and Sholay

India

Amitabh Bachchan is the most famous actor of 1970s Hindi cinema and as the “angry young man” is emblematic of that era’s Emergency period.
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Nishant

1975
Nishant

India

The second film directed by Shyam Benegal, Nishant (“Night’s End”) examined India’s “feudal” era, popularly understood to include the period until Indian independence and the dissolution and linguistic reorganisation of the princely states.
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Julie

1975
Julie

India

Released shortly before Prime Minister Indira Gandhi announced the Emergency and in the year the “angry young man” Amitabh Bachchan had his two biggest hits (Deewar and Sholay), Julie provides a romantic counterpoint more akin to Bobby (1973) and the subsequent Love story (1981).
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Deewaar

1975
Deewaar

India

Directed by Yash Chopra and starring Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, Deewaar draws obvious allegorical parallels with the politics of the Emergency period.
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Breaking With Old Ideas

1976
Breaking With Old Ideas

China

During the period of China’s Cultural Revolution (1966-76), feature film production all but ceased, with only 12 feature films made. One of those films was director Li Wenhua’s Breaking with Old Ideas (1976).
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In the Realm of the Senses and Obscenity

1976
In the Realm of the Senses and Obscenity

Japan

Ōshima Nagisa’s In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no korīda, 1976) is widely known as the first Japanese hardcore film (featuring unsimulated sex) and for its related obscenity controversies.
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Doordarshan

1976
Doordarshan

India

Doordarshan Television Network is India’s public service television broadcaster. Alongside All India Radio, it is one of two arms of Prasar Bharati, an autonomous public broadcasting agency.
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Report of the Working Group on National Film Policy

1980
Report of the Working Group on National Film Policy

India

Following the 1980 Report, the Cinematograph (Amendment) Act 1981 came into effect in June 1983, at which point the “Cinematograph (Censorship) Rules 1958” were replaced by the “Cinematograph (Certification) Rules 1983”.
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Love Story

1981
Love Story

India

Love story focuses on generational conflict and parental prohibitions about who the young people can love.
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