A friend of mine sent me a link to a list of movies and shows that are banned in Lebanon. Some of the stuff on the list was a bit shocking like an episode of Mad Men, two seasons of The West Wing and even The Nanny?! Weird stuff.
On the positive side at least they give reasons why. For example:
The West Wing (Season 1 & 2)
Reason: Offensive to Arabs
Reason: Picturing Arabs as terrorists
The Nanny (TV Series)
Reason: Jew Content
The Great Escape
Reason: Produced by black listed company (MIRISH)
Reason: Obscene contents
Monty Python fans will be disappointed with the list since a lot of their movies are banned. Here is the link to the full list [PDF]
That’s one lame list to be honest.
What’s the point of banning movies when they can be found in all DVD places (copies of course) and are broadcasted on most channels Lebanese get (pirated channels of course).
That’s like saying why is playboy banned in Saudi when people can access porn via proxy online. Should Saudi Arabia legalize playboy?
True but you wont find that easily places that sell playboy magazines in KSA illegally because its monitored.
Last time i went to buy a dvd, there were 3 Israeli movies i could buy and the seller seemed indifferent.
I think we hit the 75% piracy rate in Lebanon which is pretty high. I don’t see the point of banning anything at all if its available for all to see.
Ba3den if u look deep into it, we should ban 80% of movies if “jew content” is a factor they base themselves on.
It’s a stand the government takes. Even if its available in the market they need to show that they don’t support it.
I want C33 back!
third rock from the sun ?? really???