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Arab nations ban 'The Attack' from exhibition
Arab nations ban 'The Attack' from exhibition

Director Ziad Doueiri hoped his movie “The Attack” might start meaningful conversations about terrorism, especially in the Middle East, where the film is set. Instead, the Lebanese-born filmmaker has seen his drama banned in almost every Arab country, a consequence, he says, of filming in Israel. Doueiri, whose film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last year, said “The Attack” was scheduled to roll out in nearly two dozen Arab countries in the weeks ahead of its U.S. premiere on June 21. But last week he said the League of Arab States, also known as the Arab League, asked all of its 22 member nations to boycott the film. VIDEO: Upcoming summer films ...

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