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Sana Saleem - Associate - Digital & Data
It has been reported that prior to screening in the UAE, approximately 45 minutes were cut from the film, including scenes depicting sexual activity and drug use. In addition, profanities were muted.
Many expressed frustration at the extent of the edits which recently brought this issue to the forefront. Moviegoers reportedly claimed that the cut version left the film, which is one of the most critically acclaimed motion pictures of the year, choppy and almost unintelligible.
In the UAE, traditional media content and digital media content, including television shows and film, is regulated. The key laws and regulations are:
It is standard practice for distributors, in conjunction with the relevant authorities, to preview and cut films in order to comply with local content regulations. The extent of edits will of course depend on the market and are generally subject to editing restrictions imposed by the producer.
In the UAE and other Gulf States, it is not uncommon to cut scenes and language that are contrary to religious and commonly accepted social mores.
Al Tamimi & Company’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications team regularly advises clients on various media sector matters, including content regulation and film distribution. For further information, please contact Sana Saleem (email@example.com) or Rachael Hammond (firstname.lastname@example.org).