QATAR: THE DANISH GIRL DEEMED ‘MORAL DEPRAVITY’


The Danish Girl might be enjoying critical acclaim all over the world but not, it seems, in Quatar where the Islamic nation have banned the film about the life of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.

Following a complaint which described the film as “moral depravity”, The government responded with this statement: “We would like to inform you that we have contacted the concerned administration and the screening of the Danish film is now banned from cinemas… We thank you for your unwavering vigilance.”

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The film, however received a much warmer reception from political leaders in the United States with President Obama even inviting community members to the White House for a special screening last November to recognise the international Transgender Day of Remembrance.