Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Banning Hollywood movie ‘The Kingdom’ Is Counterproductive, Say Experts

"The banning of the new Hollywood movie “The Kingdom” by Bahrain and Kuwait this week was deemed counterproductive and largely symbolic by a cross-section of experts interviewed by Arab News. [...]

"Saudi Arabia has not yet announced a ban on the movie. While the Kingdom has no movie theaters, DVD films (both licensed and pirated copies) are widely available. A ban would mean the film would only be available as pirated copies sold on the street.

"'The Kingdom' is already being screened in the United Arab Emirates and was to be screened during Eid Al-Fitr in Qatar. [...]"

Source: Arab News (Saudi Arabia), October 12, 2007