Indonesia: Film censorship board bans the American film ‘Noah’

26 March 2014

Indonesia has banned the release of the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Noah’, saying the biblical epic contradicts the teachings of the Koran and may mislead people.


The ban in Indonesia follows similar moves in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.

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» Guardian Liberty Voice – 8 March 2014:
Academy Award Winning Actor’s New Movie Banned in Several Countries
Russell Crowe’s newest movie is already drawing the ire of censors from several countries. The former Academy Award winner’s new movie Noah will be banned from several countries for contradicting the teachings of Islam. Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates have all declined to release the film so far, and other nations are expected to follow.

» Reuters – 8 March 2014:
Hollywood blockbuster “Noah” faces ban in Arab world
Three Arab countries have banned the Hollywood film “Noah” on religious grounds even before its worldwide premiere and several others are expected to follow suit, a representative of Paramount Pictures told Reuters on Saturday.

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