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Suicide bomber film boycotted by Arab states

This week the Jerusalem Film Festival will be screening a film called The Attack which tells the story of an Arab-Israeli surgeon in Tel Aviv who discovers that his wife is a suicide bomber.

But the film has been banned in much of the Middle East because its Lebanese director shot the film in Israel with Israeli actors contravening a 1955 Lebanese Anti-Israel Boycott Law.

The director maintains the real reason the film was banned is because it does not demonize Israelis. Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

Talking Movies is broadcast on BBC World News on Saturday at 13:30 GMT and Sunday at 00:30, 07:30 and 20:30 GMT.

  • 04 Jul 2013
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