Exodus: Egypt Bans Film for Historical Inaccuracies

English actor Christian Bale stars as Moses in the film 'Exodus'. (Photo Credit: Empire Online)

English actor Christian Bale stars as Moses in the film ‘Exodus’. (Photo Credit: Empire Online)

BBC News is reporting that Egypt has banned ‘Exodus,’ a Hollywood film based on the Biblical book of Exodus because of what censors described as “historical inaccuracies”. While many are lamenting the casting of English actor Christian Bale as Moses and Australian Joel Egerton as Ramses, the censorship has more to do with the historical events as opposed to the casting controversy over race.

The author writes:

“The head of the censorship board said these included the film’s depiction of Jews as having built the Pyramids, and that an earthquake, not a miracle by Moses, caused the Red Sea to part.

There have also been reports that the film is banned in Morocco.

Although the state-run Moroccan Cinema Centre (CCM) had given the film the green light, Moroccan business website Medias24.com said that officials had decided to ban the movie from being screened the day before its premiere.”

Read more at BBC News.

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