Iran bans movies that promote Western culture

Iran has banned American and other films that promote Western culture in a move to combat what the Islamic government called attempts to "damage and h

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October 20, 2005 15:18
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Iran has banned American and other films that promote Western culture in a move to combat what the Islamic government called attempts to "damage and humiliate eastern traditions and culture," state-run television reported Thursday. The report said the country's Supreme Cultural Revolutionary Council, headed by hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, issued the ban on foreign movies that promote what were termed "arrogant powers," a propaganda term the Iranians use regarding the United States. The ban affects films that deny the existence of God as well as those seen to promote immorality, violence, drug usage, liquor consumption, secularism, liberalism, anarchy and feminism, the television report said. The culture minister and the head of national broadcasting were charged with enforcing the ban.


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