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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Movie banned in Egypt, Morocco

According to reports, Egypt's censorship board has banned the controversial Hollywood epic film 'Exodus' for "historical inaccuracies".

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Christian Bale as Moses in Exodus play

Christian Bale as Moses in Exodus

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Hollywood's big-budget epic film 'Exodus' which is based on Biblical book of Exodus has been banned from Egypt for "historical inaccuracies".

According to the culture minister of Egypt, Gaber Asfour, the epic movie gives a Zionist view of history.

“It gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inaccuracies and that’s why we have decided to ban it' - Gaber Asfour.

According to Egypt's head of censorship board, the 'inaccuracies' included the film's depiction of Jews as having built the Pyramids, also  that an earthquake, not a miracle by Moses, caused the Red Sea to part.

There have also been reports that 'Exodus' is banned in Morocco too. According to reports, The Moroccan Cinema Commission's decision to ban Exodus is related to a scene in which a child, interpreted as representing God, speaks to moses.

The movie has also received criticism for its casting of white stars; Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, and also for the director's decision to have an 11-year-old boy be the voice of God.

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