Majdelyoun (1969)

The Lebanese security services (ISF and Army) stopped the actors while they were still on stage on the fourth night of perfomance, without informing Ackar and Assaf of the reason. The former decided to continue the play on the streets and in café close by outside the venue and that led to the arrest of Al Ashkar, Assaf and their crew. One should note that the play had the license and the approval of the censorship committee. The issue led to a lawsuit from the government against the whole crew. Later on, the ban was based on a procedural reason (such as having the right license to perform).

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