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Morocco approves edited version of Exodus: Gods and kings

2015-01-07 19:00

Rabat - Morocco's movie organisation has announced that the Ridley Scott film Exodus will be shown once more in Morocco after Fox Studio agreed to cut sections deemed sacrilegious to Islam.

On 27 December 2014, the Morocco Cinematography Center told theatres to stop showing the film after a review board objected to the scene where Moses receives his revelation from a figure that could be interpreted as representing God.

This is the trailer of the film, Exodus: Gods and kings:

In Islam, figural representations of God are forbidden.

The board's move prompted criticisms over freedom of expression by filmmakers and politicians in Morocco.

The film has been receiving rather negative reviews on Twitter from those who have seen it.

Check out what some Tweeps had to say:

The center's statement late on Tuesday said after numerous exchanges with Scott and Fox Studios, they agreed to "remove two lines of dialogue that referred to the personification of the Divine".


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