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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Bahrain Cinema and Code

Controversial movie Da Vinci Code gets it's screening at Bahrain. Dana Mall is the only cinema complex in the country showing the film and is anticipating a huge demand for tickets.

Bahrain Ministry of Information approved that movie. The movie will be shown not only in Bahrain but also in Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates

Bahrain has an estimated 140,000 Catholics from countries around the world living here and Sacred Heart Church parish Thomas Quadros and Kerala Catholic Association president Sevi Mathunny were among those to speak out against the film.

They argued it would upset people and rejected the suggestion that banning the film would affect freedom of expression.

Another controversial religious film, The Passion of Christ, was banned in Bahrain last year on the grounds that it was against Islam because it depicted a prophet (Jesus).


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