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Watching 'Wonder Woman' in Gaza

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10.06.2017

The splendid news of a lovely new superhero film Wonder Woman (2017), based on the DC Comics character of the same name, hitting the screens first reached me through the inauspicious report that it had been banned in Lebanon. "What the hell?" I thought.

The film, I soon learned, was directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins, which is great, based on a story by Zack Snyder and others, which was terrible, for the world always associates the name of Zack Snyder with that horridly hateful movie "300" (2006) in which Persians and other "Orientals" appear as three-headed monsters feeding on their own children.

"Wonder Woman' banned in Lebanon," read the headline, "because lead actress is Israeli." There we go again. A film starring an Israeli settler-colonist written by a man who sees Iranians as subterranean monsters. Could not wait to see it.

READ MORE: Lebanon calls for ban of Wonder Woman 2017 movie

The "controversy", as Americans put it on such occasions,........

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