MAYA | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 86m 5s

Release date 01/10/2020

Ratings Info moderate threat, bloody images, disturbing images

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Jamshid Mojaddadi & Anson Hartford

Cast includes Not known

Summary MAYA is a documentary about an Iranian zookeeper his Bengal tiger.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 21/09/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MAYA is a UK documentary film about an Iranian zoo keeper his Bengal tiger Maya.

Injury detail

Moderate bloody images include blood on the floor of a cage after a lion is shot by police, brief sight of a cut on the collar bone of a man a tiger has jumped on and a new born tiger cub with blood on its fur after being rejected by its mother.

Threat and horror

Moderate threat occurs when a tiger is allowed to roam free in the countryside and chases various animals and attacks a wild boar. Other moments of threat include trainers and zoo patrons being jumped on by tigers and a dramatised film excerpt where a trainer plays roughly with a tiger and pretends he is being attacked.

Disturbing images

There are images of freshly skinned tiger skulls and hides.


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