Líbano pro­hibe la película "La Mu­jer Mar­avilla" por su pro­tag­o­nista

Le­banon Has Of­fi­cially Banned 'Won­der Woman'

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El Min­is­te­rio de Economía y Ne­go­cios de Líbano ha tomado la de­cisión de pro­hibir la película La Mu­jer Mar­avilla ya que su pro­tag­o­nista, la ac­triz Gal Gadot, es is­raelí.

De acuerdo a la in­for­ma­ción sum­in­istrada por el por­tal dig­i­tal de CNN en Es­pañol, a través de un co­mu­ni­cado las au­tori­dades libane­sas in­for­maron de la de­cisión, la cual con­sid­er­aron una “ac­ción nece­saria”.

La de­cisión de pro­hibir la ex­hibi­ción del largome­traje provino tras una cam­paña re­al­izada con­tra la ac­triz Gal Gadot, quien sirvió en las fuerzas de De­fensa de Is­rael.

La ca­dena de cine Grand Cin­e­mas, que se en­car­garía de ex­hibir la película en sus salas con­firmó la noti­cia vía Twit­ter.

Warner Bros, la em­presa en­car­gada de pro­ducir la película de La Mu­jer Mar­avilla aún no ha ofre­cido ninguna declaración so­bre el he­cho. Le­banon has of­fi­cially banned Won­der Woman hours be­fore the film was sched­uled to de­but in the­aters. The ban, be­cause lead ac­tress Gal Gadot is Is­raeli, was de­cided by a six-mem­ber Min­istry of Econ­omy af­ter the film had al­ready gone through reg­u­lar cen­sor­ship pro­ce­dures. As Va­ri­ety re­ports, Bat­man v Su­per­man: Dawn of Jus­tice, which also starred Gadot, was not banned last year. Orig­i­nal post be­low: Won­der Woman is sup­posed to be good. Re­ally good! It's so good that many are say­ing the first fe­male su­per­hero in a decade (one of only eight since 1920) could re­vi­tal­ize the floun­der­ing DC comic book uni­verse. And while the movie looks to be go­ing into a tri­umphant open­ing week­end, a group in Le­banon is try­ing to get Won­der Woman banned from the­aters. As the As­so­ci­ated Press re­ports:

Le­banon is seek­ing to ban the new Won­der Woman movie be­cause its lead ac­tress, Gal Gadot, is an Is­raeli-a re­flec­tion of how the decades-old an­i­mos­ity be­tween the two neigh­bors is also in­fused in the cul­tural scene. A se­cu­rity of­fi­cial said a for­mal re­quest for a ban has not yet been re­ceived. A ban would re­quire a rec­om­men­da­tion from a six-mem­ber com­mit­tee from the Min­istry of Econ­omy, a process that has not yet be­gun, the of­fi­cial said, speak­ing on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause he was not au­tho­rized to talk to re­porters.

A pre­miere screen­ing of Won­der Woman iss­ched­uled for Wed­nes­day at a theater in Beirut, but a mem­ber of the group called Cam­paign to Boy­cott Sup­port­ers of Is­rael-Le­banon said, "We now await the im­ple­men­ta­tion.... Even if it is one hour be­fore the show, they should ban it any­way."

The AP could not reach of­fi­cials at Le­banon's Econ­omy Min­istry or Warner Bros. for com­ment. This year, the Egyp­tian movie Mawlana and the Le­banese movie Beach House were both banned in Le­banon.

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