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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Holy Irony, Batman

Indian filmmaker takes city of New York to court

In the suit, Sharma said he was left feeling ashamed and humiliated when he was detained in May 2005 after police saw him use a hand-held video camera on a public street in midtown Manhattan.

Sharma was taping background footage for a documentary examining changes in the lives of ordinary people such as taxi drivers after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He was told he needed a permit to film on city streets and then was denied one without explanation at the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the lawsuit said.

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