‘Noah’ film to be screened, says Egypt’s board of censors

Egypt’s board of censors has ruled that Darren Aronofsky’s film ‘Noah’ is not against Islam and will thus be screened, board chairman Ahmed Awaad told ANSAmed on the sidelines of the recently ended Tetouan film festival in Morocco.

Qatar, Bahrain, and the UAE have prohibited screening films that feature a man the Muslim religion considers to be an important prophet.

There is, nevertheless, the risk that the film starring Russell Crowe may spark protests. “This, however, is a problem for film distributors and the cinemas themselves,” Awaad said, who is an artist himself first and only secondly “the most influential man in Egyptian culture,” as he can decide what the public can see…