The Insult

French-Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri said that his detention at Beirut airport and subsequent questioning by a military tribunal were an attempt to suppress his new film, “The Insult,” which just won a prize at the Venice Film Festival and is Lebanon’s candidate for the foreign-language Oscar. The director also noted that he had received official permission to shoot “The Insult” in Lebanon. “I had a filming permit. I even used the security forces, and not a single problem had happened.”

Censorship Information

Date Released 2017
Date Censored 2017
Official Censoring Entity Military Tribunal
Censoring Reason Religious
Action Taken Attempt to ban