Michael Moore will be unable to show his latest documentary in Kuwait. According to several reports, Fahrenheit 9/11 has been banned from Kuwait, because officials say the movie insults the Saudi Arabian royal family, and is critical of the invasion of Iraq by the U.S.
“We have a law that prohibits insulting friendly nations, and ties between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are special, said Abdul-Aziz Bou Dastour, cinema and production supervisor at the Information Ministry, to the Associated Press.
Kuwait National Cinema Company, which has a monopoly of movie theatres, has to have movies approved by the government.
“It would have angered Kuwaitis,” said an official.