Saudi Arabia cleared for screening ‘The Message’ Classic film: Saudi Arabian censor board have today cleared of the classic film of the foundation of Islam, “The Message”, to screen in cinemas in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia cleared for screening ‘The Message’ Classic film

Saudi Arabia cleared for screening ‘The Message’ Classic film
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The 1976 film will open in Saudi on June 14 as part of its region-wide release – this will be the first time the film will have been seen in GCC cinemas. It was banned from screens on its initial release.

The cinema blockbuster that documents the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and the story of how Islam originated, after experiencing wide-ranging refurbishments will be displayed in 4k at Vox Cinemas Riyadh Park this Eid-ul-Fitr.

At a screening on Thursday, the Oscar-nominated directorial by Moustapha Akkad was cleared by the General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM).

The film will be given an extensive release all across the Arab world, with the exception of Kuwait which has yet to lift the ban off of it.

Distributor Front Row Films has confirmed that the process of achieving clearance was relatively straightforward. The film, which was shot in both English and Arabic with entirely different casts, is now set to go on rotation on Saudi’s five existing cinema screens.


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