Ridley Scott’s new movie Exodus: Gods and Kings will not be released in cinemas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after movie officials found “many mistakes” in its depiction of religion.
The ruling by the UAE film board follows similar decisions by authorities in Egypt and Morocco, who also banned the movie, which follows the story of Moses, due to “historical inaccuracies”.
Juma Obeid Al Leem, the director of Media Content Tracking at the National Media Council, which approves films in the UAE, tells Gulfnews.com, “This movie is under our review and we found that there are many mistakes not only about Islam but other religions too. So, we will not release it in the UAE.”
UAE is not the first country to ban the film. Morocco and Egypt have also reportedly withheld banned the film from opening in theaters.
Director Scott has already come under fire for casting Caucasian actors in Egyptian roles.
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