Nearly half of the June 19th edition of the BBC World Service radio programme ‘The Cultural Frontline’ was devoted to the topic of Lebanon’s boycott of the film ‘Wonder Woman’.
“Why has the new Wonder Woman superhero movie been banned from cinemas in Lebanon? We hear about the campaign to boycott the film starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot and speak to political analyst Halim Shebaya in Beirut and Hollywood screenwriter Kamran Pasha in LA, on their arguments for and against the boycott and the ban.”
Presenter Tina Daheley began by telling listeners that:
“The new ‘Wonder Woman’ movie is a global box-office hit but why was it banned in Lebanon?”
Listeners then heard an unidentified voice say:
“It is a non-violent, peaceful way to draw attention to a very important issue.”
The item itself (from 01:18 here) began with Daheley promoting the usual – but inaccurate – BBC mantra…
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