BEIRUT (AFP) – The Lebanese government has allowed the release of Steven Spielberg’s newest movie, The Post, overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a ministry mentioned on Wednesday (Jan 17).
The safety physique had on Monday introduced it was banning the Hollywood thriller to adjust to an Arab League boycott concentrating on supporters of Israel.
In a uncommon transfer, the inside ministry selected to not log off on the choice by General Security, which along with controlling Lebanon’s borders, is chargeable for censoring movies, performs, and books.
In an announcement, it mentioned Interior Minister Nohad Mashnouk “sees no objection to the broadcast of the film”, which “has no connection with Lebanon, or to the conflict with the Israeli enemy”.
The company distributing the movie in Lebanon confirmed that the movie, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, could be launched in cinemas in Beirut and elsewhere on Thursday.
The acclaimed manufacturing tells the behind-the-scenes story of the 1971 publication by The Washington Post of the Pentagon Papers, which uncovered the lies behind US involvement within the Vietnam War.
Lebanon is split on the boycott-driven bans, with some welcoming them as a bulwark in opposition to the “cultural normalisation” of Israel’s occupation.
Banned movies can usually be found in bootleg film retailers throughout the nation for as little as one greenback, and even blacklisted books can typically be found in common bookstores.